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Chorus line

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Chorus line

A chorus line is a large group of dancers who together perform synchronized routines, usually in musical theatre. Sometimes, singing is also performed.


Chorus line dancers in Broadway musicals and revues have been referred to by slang terms such as ponies, gypsies and twirlies. Ballet uses the term corps de ballet. A chorus girl or chorine is a female performer in a chorus line (or in a chorus), and the word "chorine" is not to be confused with chlorine.


  • A Chorus Line (1975) - centers on a chorus line audition in Broadway
  • Famous chorus lines

  • Gaiety Girls (started in England during the 1890s)
  • The Rockettes (U.S. act founded in 1925)
  • Tiller Girls (international act starting in the 1890s)
  • Ziegfeld girls
  • Famous performers

    Performers who started out dancing in chorus lines include:


    Chorus line Wikipedia