The Best Dance Films Quiz
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?
What was the first movie that Astaire and Rogers made together?
- "Follow the Fleet"
- "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
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"?
- 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?
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 …
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"?
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"?
What is the occupation of Billy's father in "Billy Elliot"?
- chimney sweep
- coal miner
What type of dance is featured in 2000's "Center Stage"?
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"
- "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?