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    Fast Facts: Sept. 14

    • A male dancer lifts over 1-1/2 tons worth of ballerinas during performances.
    • Most ballerinas wear out two to three pairs of pointe shoes per week.
    • One tutu costs up to $2,000 to make.
    • The same tutu requires 60-90 hours of labor and over 100 yards of ruffle.
    • Tango started in the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    • The cha-cha-cha (or “”cha cha””) as we know it was born in Cuba, and its roots have been linked to both mambo and danzon.
    • Considered the first real “”ballroom”” dance, the waltz was initially deemed indecent in 17th century European courts because it required dance partners to hold each other so closely, but the scandal only made the dance even more fashionable.

    – buddytv.com

     

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