Top 10 dance facts Selected as the most interesting among dance related questions in Dance quiz In which dance form professional dancers are typically older?Flamenco. In traditional flamenco, young people are not considered to have the emotional maturity to adequately convey the "duende" (soul) of the genre. Therefore unlike other dance forms, where dancers turn professional early to take advantage of youth and strength, many flamenco dancers do not hit their peak until their thirties and will continue to perform into their fifties and beyond.Created by: Satish Bernard What is the origin of the dance name "Foxtrot"?It originates from the actor's Harry Fox last name. Harry Fox has indeed introduced trotting steps to this dance never before seen in ballet. In assumption, foxtrot was supposed to be a simple, smooth and relaxation giving dance. In its way of evolution it has become very technical and is called today "the world's hardest stroll".Created by: Rafałetymology facts » What is the lively Spanish dance called Paso Doble modelled after?Bullfight. Paso doble is the type of music played in bullfights during the bullfighters' entrance to the ring or during the passes just before the kill. Famous bullfighters have been honored with pasodoble tunes named after them.Created by: globalquiz.orgSpain facts » Where is cha-cha-cha dance from?Cuba. In 1952, Pierre Zurcher-Margolle, a dance teacher from London known as Monsieur Pierre, visited Cuba to find out how and what Cubans were dancing at the time. He brought cha-cha-cha to England and eventually created what is now known as ballroom cha-cha-cha. Typically it is danced to authentic Cuban music.Created by: Monica StillerCaribbean facts » Where does the name of the Charleston dance come from?Charleston, South Carolina. The was named by composer James P. Johnson for the harbor city of Charleston. Johnson said he first heard the rhythm from Charleston dockworkers.Created by: stighistory of the United States facts » Where is this traditional dress from?Andalusia. In Spain, every autonomous region has its own national costume. Created by: globalquiz.orgtraditional clothing facts » Where is this dance from?Thailand. Dance is the main dramatic art form of Thailand. For centuries, the elegant Thai dance drama was supported by regal patronage.Created by: globalquiz.orgSoutheast Asia facts » What dance is that?Maculelê is a dance from Africa developed in Brazil. When the leader gives the signal to begin playing Maculelê, two people enter the circle, and to the rhythm of the atabaque, they begin striking their own and each other's sticks together. On the first three beats, they strike their own sticks together, making expressive and athletic dance movements, and on each fourth beat, they strike each other's respective right-hand stick together. In some capoeira schools, students perform maculelê using a pair of machetes!Created by: MerginsBrazil facts » Where did samba originate?Brazil. Samba was founded in the early 20th century in Brazil and it is important part of Brazilian culture. The roots of dance go back to Africa - music and beliefs of people from western part of the continent.Created by: Oskar Gryz Where does Polka dance come from?Bohemia. Although the dance did not originate in Poland, the Oxford Etymological Dictionary states that its name is derived from the Czech polka meaning "Polish woman". Until 2009, there was polka category in the Grammy Awards, it was eliminated as the genre got less and less popular.Created by: Gizem İsmailoğluCzech Republic facts » Play dance quiz and see all the questions.