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Which dance is your romance?

Posted on February 14, 2014


Take Marianka Swain’s sizzling Valentine’s quiz and find out which dance your romance is in the February issue of Dance Today (or download here for just £1.99)

romantic1. 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…


Photograph: Carole Edrich 

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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