Quiz: Only A True Ballerina Can Answer These 22 Dance Questions. Can You?

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Four tendus front!

A quiz on the most common terms and ideas in the world of ballet, from tendus to the various starting positions.

 Jan 22, 2020

1 of 22Pick your answer!

What kind of movement is a pirouette?
Lifting one's leg
Stretching one's arms
Rotation or spin

2 of 22Pick your answer!

A long horizontal jump is called a _______.
pointe
largesse
grand jeté

3 of 22Pick your answer!

Why is a tendu usually performed?
To prepare for more complex steps
To help complete larger jumps
To help maintain general balance

4 of 22Pick your answer!

What is another word for "jump"?
Sauté
Hoppé
Grand

5 of 22Pick your answer!

Where in the room do ballerinas usually start class?
In the middle
On the floor
At the barre

6 of 22Pick your answer!

How many starting positions are there?
Five
Eleven
Three

7 of 22Pick your answer!

What is first position?
Heels together, feet facing outwards
Feet are together, side by side
Lead foot in front of other foot

8 of 22Pick your answer!

What comes after the starting positions?
Square position
Perpendicular position
Parallel position

9 of 22Pick your answer!

What are the two types of plies?
Gross and petite
Grand and demi
Haut and Basse

10 of 22Pick your answer!

Lifting one's leg to the side is a(n) ________.
extension
fifth position
tendu

11 of 22Pick your answer!

What does it mean to go "en pointe"?
Lifting one's arms up to a point
Pointing one's leg out to the side
Balancing on one's toes

12 of 22Pick your answer!

What is another word for first position?
Turnout
Parallel
Angle

13 of 22Pick your answer!

All jumps begin and end with a _____.
battement
pointe
plié

14 of 22Pick your answer!

What graceful pose usually ends a sequence of steps?
Arabesque
Pirouette
Pas

15 of 22Pick your answer!

Dancers on pointe would wear what kind of shoes?
Pointe shoes
Heel shoes
Ballet flats

16 of 22Pick your answer!

A step backwards, away from the audience, would be what?
A posteriur
A retrriere
An arriere

17 of 22Pick your answer!

A step taken to the side is _______.
cote de
avec de
prochaine

18 of 22Pick your answer!

What is a mime?
Where one foot chases the other
Using face and body to express emotion
When a male dancer lifts a female dancer

19 of 22Pick your answer!

What is the word for a slow ballet?
Glissando
Allegro
Adagio

20 of 22Pick your answer!

Vaganova ballet is associated with what country?
Russia
France
Italy

21 of 22Pick your answer!

A croisé is doing what with the legs?
Bending
Lifting
Crossing

22 of 22Pick your answer!

What is a group of ballet dancers called?
Corps de ballet
Visage de ballerines
Groupe de ballerina
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