Category — Trivia
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
|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!
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.
November 18, 2013 No Comments
With its beginnings as a mail carrier for the British Royal Mail, Cunard Line has evolved since its founding in 1839. It has produced some of the world’s most beloved and renowned ships, like the Mauretania, Aquitania and the Queen Mary. However, this specialty cruise line is also special for the sheer fact that it has such an enormous history. Sailing for more than 170 years, Cunard Line is a bridge to the golden age of cruises and even further back than that, to a time when an Atlantic crossing took more than two weeks.
We’ve decided to revel in Cunard’s past while presenting you with some of the more colorful facts about its grand history:
- Between 1909 and 1929, Cunard’s Mauretania held the record for the fastest eastbound Atlantic crossing.
- When the Mauretania was built in 1907, the builders used carrier pigeons to communicate testing results to maintain secrecy in case the much-anticipated liner had a problem.
- The first Cunard liner, the Britannia, made her first voyage in 1840 from Liverpool to Boston. Onboard were 63 passengers, 93 crew and one cow to provide fresh milk. [Read more →]
October 22, 2013 No Comments
Browse some interesting Bermuda trivia and see how much you really know about this fascinating little island.
- Bermuda’s pink sand beaches get their color from the surrounding coral reefs.
- Bermuda has a total area of 20.6 square miles.
- Bermuda grass is not native to the island and is considered an invasive species.
- Bermuda is the oldest and most populous remaining British overseas territory.
- The nearest landmass to Bermuda is North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras.
- Bermuda consists of 181 islands.
- Bermuda was discovered in 1505 by Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez.
- Tourism is Bermuda’s second largest industry, behind finance and international business.
- Bermuda has a population of roughly 64,000.
Our source for this Bermuda trivia? None other than wikipedia.org.
February 22, 2012 No Comments