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Trivial dance facts!

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Flamenco dancer José Greco took out an insurance policy through Lloyd's of London against his trousers splitting during a performance.

As 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.

Ballroom dancing is so popular in China that people practice at the bus stop!

Ex Steps member, Lee, is appearing in the West End show, Grease.

Victoria Beckham was a student at Laine Theatre Arts.

Modern dancer Martha Graham created almost 200 dances in her lifetime and continued to perform until she was in her 70's.

25% of all 18-25 year olds in the UK go clubbing (dancing in nightclubs).

Rambert dancer and choreographer Rafael Bonachela choreographed Fever, Kylie Minogue's 2002 world tour.

Margot Fonteyn's real name was Peggy Hookham.

Ballroom 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.

Actress Charlize Theron's dreams of becoming a professional dancer were dashed when she suffered a knee injury.

Between 500,000 and one million dance examinations are taken annually in the UK.

All of the dance scenes in the 1983 movie Flashdance were not performed by the lead actress Jennifer Beals, but by a double, Marine Jahan.

The 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.

When 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 Side Story.

In 2000 over 4 million people took part in dance activities in their local communities.

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr breakdanced in the 1984 closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles when he was just 16 years old.

A Hollywood executive's comments on Fred Astaire's first screen test were "Can't act, can't sing, slightly bald. Can dance a little".

A professional dancer will go through 20 or more pointe shoes in the course of one season of a ballet.

A male ballet dancer is referred to as a danseur noble.

Goldie Hawn and Teri Hatcher were professional dancers before they became famous in TV and films.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were not permitted to dance together in public, according to their movie contracts.

Fred Astaire's favourite dance partner was Gene Kelly.

Moderate dancing burns 250 to 300 calories an hour.

A ballet enthusiast is called a balletomane.

The recent hit film, Chicago, is a remake of a Broadway musical by Bob Fosse, first performed in 1975.

Bolshoi (as in the Bolshoi Ballet) means 'big' in Russian.

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