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The Best Dance Films Quiz
by Staff
Dance films have changed pretty drastically from the cinematic musicals of the '40s and '50s, but they're still a big draw. Waltz on in, and test your knowledge of the best dance movies out there.

How many dance movies did Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers make together?

  • five
  • 10
  • 15

What was the first movie that Astaire and Rogers made together?

  • "Follow the Fleet"
  • "Roberta"
  • "Flying Down to Rio"

In which movie does Fred Astaire dance on the ceiling?

  • "Royal Wedding"
  • "Top Hat"
  • "The Gay Divorcee"

Which Gene Kelly movie features a 16-minute ballet sequence?

  • "Anchors Aweigh"
  • "Summer Stock"
  • "An American in Paris"

Who plays Gene Kelly's love interest in "Singin' in the Rain"?

  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Grace Kelly

What were the rival gangs in "West Side Story"?

  • Lions and Tigers
  • Jets and Sharks
  • Hot Rods and T-Birds

Which dance was performed in the climactic gym scene in "West Side Story"?

  • the mambo
  • the pachanga
  • the cha-cha

What's the name of the high school in "Grease"?

  • Mount Pleasant
  • Glenwood
  • Rydell

What dance is featured in the dance contest scene in "Grease"?

  • the hand jive
  • the twist
  • the watusi

What's the day job of aspiring disco-dancer Tony Manero in "Saturday Night Fever"?

  • paint store clerk
  • plumber's apprentice
  • van driver

What's the name of the disco where Tony dances in "Saturday Night Fever"?

  • Futurama
  • Space Haven
  • 2001 Odyssey

What's the name of the Broadway show in which Tony stars in the "Saturday Night Fever" sequel, "Staying Alive"?

  • "Lucifer's Way"
  • "Devil's Due"
  • "Satan's Alley"

Irene Cara performed the theme song to "Fame" and also starred in it. Which role did she play?

  • Coco
  • Leslie
  • Doris

What was the name of the "Fame" school?

  • High School of Dance and the Arts
  • Manhattan School of the Arts
  • New York School for Performing Arts

Who's the main character in "Flashdance," and what's her dream job?

  • Chris Martin, fashion designer
  • Alex Owens, ballerina
  • Debbie Grant, stripper

The two main break-dancers in 1984's "Breakin'" are Ozone and …

  • Psycho
  • Carbo
  • Turbo

Who's the main character in "Footloose"?

  • Ren McCormack
  • Steve Holt
  • Brock Stanwell

Who performs the "Footloose" theme song?

  • Kenny Loggins
  • Tom Petty
  • Steve Miller

Which ballet legend starred with Gregory Hines in the 1985 dance film "White Nights"?

  • Paloma Herrera
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • Rudolf Nureyev

What's the opening song in "Dirty Dancing"?

  • "Hey Baby"
  • "Be My Baby"
  • "Where Are You Tonight?"

What's the name of the resort where Baby and her family stay in "Dirty Dancing"?

  • Kellerman's
  • Wilderman's
  • Pressman's

What's the titular "Forbidden Dance" in the 1990 dance flick?

  • the macarena
  • the tango
  • the lambada

This British dance movie was an unexpected hit in 1997.

  • "Billy Elliot"
  • "The Full Monty"
  • "Strictly Ballroom"

What kind of dancing was featured in "The Full Monty"?

  • ballet
  • tap
  • striptease

What is the occupation of Billy's father in "Billy Elliot"?

  • janitor
  • chimney sweep
  • coal miner

What type of dance is featured in 2000's "Center Stage"?

  • ballet
  • tap
  • striptease

Channing Tatum had one of his first starring turns in this 2006 dance flick.

  • "Take the Lead"
  • "Save the Last Dance"
  • "Step Up"

Channing Tatum performed a memorable dance solo to this song in 2012's "Magic Mike."

  • "No Diggity"
  • "Pony"
  • "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)"

Who plays the rival to Natalie Portman's prima ballerina in "Black Swan"?

  • Winona Ryder
  • Rachel Bilson
  • Mila Kunis

As of summer 2016, how many sequels has "Step Up" spawned?

  • three
  • four
  • five