In the 1900s the Austerlitz family in Omaha, Lutheran German emigrants, moved to New York City in hopes of finding fortune through their children’s vaudeville talents. The son wore a top hat and studied tango, waltz, and other ballroom dances. He would become Fred Astaire.
Gillian Lynne did so badly in school teachers thought she had a learning disorder and her mom took her to a doctor. Lynne began dancing to his radio; the doctor said: She’s not disordered, she’s a dancer; put her in dance school. Lynne became a world-renowned dancer and music theater choreographer.
You need a license to dance in Sweden.
Michael Jackson has a patent for the Smooth Criminal dance move.
In 1518 there was a “Dancing Epidemic”, where people uncontrollably danced for 4 to 6 days continuously, and died.