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dancer José Greco took out an insurance policy through
Lloyd's of London against his trousers splitting during a
soon as she could walk, Elizabeth Taylor was given ballet
lessons. At the age of 3, she danced with her dance class
before Britain's royal family.
dancing is so popular in China that people practice at the
Steps member, Lee, is appearing in the West End show, Grease.
Beckham was a student at Laine Theatre Arts.
dancer Martha Graham created almost 200 dances in her lifetime
and continued to perform until she was in her 70's.
of all 18-25 year olds in the UK go clubbing (dancing in nightclubs).
dancer and choreographer Rafael Bonachela choreographed Fever, Kylie
Minogue's 2002 world tour.
Fonteyn's real name was Peggy Hookham.
dancing at Oxford University has been upgraded to stand alongside
canoeing, cycling, rugby league, judo, karate and lacrosse,
considered equal in terms of athleticism and competitive excellence.
Charlize Theron's dreams of becoming a professional dancer
were dashed when she suffered a knee injury.
500,000 and one million dance examinations are taken annually
in the UK.
of the dance scenes in the 1983 movie Flashdance were not
performed by the lead actress Jennifer Beals, but by a double,
greatest ever number of tap dancers gathered for a single
routine took place in 1998 when 6,952 dancers tapped away
for 2 minutes 15 seconds.
Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents originally
conceived the idea of writing a musical version of William
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, they planned to call it East
2000 over 4 million people took part in dance activities in
their local communities.
winner Cuba Gooding, Jr breakdanced in the 1984 closing ceremonies
of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles when he was just 16 years
Hollywood executive's comments on Fred Astaire's first screen
test were "Can't act, can't sing, slightly bald. Can dance
professional dancer will go through 20 or more pointe shoes
in the course of one season of a ballet.
male ballet dancer is referred to as a danseur noble.
Hawn and Teri Hatcher were professional dancers before they
became famous in TV and films.
Astaire and Ginger Rogers were not permitted to dance together
in public, according to their movie contracts.
Astaire's favourite dance partner was Gene Kelly.
dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour.
ballet enthusiast is called a balletomane.
recent hit film, Chicago, is a remake of a Broadway musical
by Bob Fosse, first performed in 1975.
(as in the Bolshoi Ballet) means 'big' in Russian.