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Which dance is your romance?

Posted on February 14, 2019

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Find out which dance your romance in Marianka Swain’s sizzling Valentine’s quiz, which first appeared in the February 2014 issue of Dance Today (download here for just £1.99).

1. Your Valentine has planned a special date at:
A Nowhere. Planning isn’t their style.
B Your favourite restaurant – dining at the chef’s table, naturally.
C A friend’s ironic costume party. You know, you might run into them there.
D They’ve booked one place. You’ve booked another. Let battle commence.

2. Your Valentine would love to see you wearing:
A Nothing at all.
B An elegant ensemble and the watch they gave you on your anniversary.
C A corresponding costume to theirs. Just for fun.
D Black. Always.

3. The gift you’re expecting from your Valentine is:
A Who knows? It’ll be a complete surprise. And possibly skirting the border of “strictly legal”.
B An engraved trinket box, from the antique shop you mentioned liking six months ago.
C Suggestive. Not to be opened in front of your parents…
D An expensive scarf you know will look great, but also reminds you of that argument about a certain “someone” from work.

4. You surprise your Valentine by serenading them with their favourite song. Their response is:
A Confused. Did you lose a bet?
B Charmed, if slightly put out that you beat them to it.
C Pleased. Now they can go ahead with their flashmob plans.
D Suspicious. Are you trying to distract from a recent crime?

5. At the end of the night, your Valentine:
A Keeps the party going, in another time zone.
B Takes you home in a horse-drawn carriage.
C Changes their Facebook status to “It’s complicated”.
D Initiates a screaming match. One you’re determined to win, one way or another…

Click here for the results

Photograph: Luiz Clas.


Marianka Swain is a freelance writer and social dancer at several London venues. You can find more of her work at

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