Match the Dance with Its Partner

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

You may not realize it, but when you’re on the dance floor you could be participating in some traditional movement or custom from a land far far away. In order to learn more about your favorite dances, see if you can match the dance with a fact relating to it.

Dance and Origin

Fact

1) Flamenco – Andalusia region of Spain A) This dance form is considered to be best when the dancer improvises his/her moves to the music.
2) Irish Step Dancing – Ireland B) This dance has been taught to people suffering from Parkinson’s disease as a form of therapy.
3) Merengue – Dominican Republic C) This dance became popular in Russia where theaters contained sections with simple wooden benches so non-wealthy people could afford to attend performances.
4) Ballet – Italy during the Renaissance D) Hand movements represent different aspects of nature in this dance.
5) Hula – Hawaii E) The hard shoes worn for this dance have eight striking surfaces.
6) Tango – Argentina F) Carmen Miranda is thought to have brought this dance into America’s popular culture.
7) Viennese Waltz – Vienna, Austria G) This dance is danced at 180 beats per minute.
8) Limbo – Trinidad H) This dance was once considered a dance for the lower classes.
9) Samba – Brazil I) This competitive dance was created in the 1950s.

 

Now check your answers to see how many you got right!

Answer Key:

1. A   2. E   3. H   4. C   5. D   6. B   7. G   8. I   9. F

Share your score and your favorite dance in the comments below.


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