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.

 Nov 14, 2017
1 of 22Pick your answer!
What kind of movement is a pirouette?
Stretching one's arms
Rotation or spin
Lifting one's leg
2 of 22Pick your answer!
A long horizontal jump is called a _______.
pointe
largesse
grand jetté
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"?
Hoppé
Sauté
Grand
5 of 22Pick your answer!
Where in the room do ballerinas usually start class?
On the floor
In the middle
At the barre
6 of 22Pick your answer!
How many starting positions are there?
Eleven
Five
Three
7 of 22Pick your answer!
What is first position?
Feet are together, side by side
Lead foot in front of other foot
Heels together, feet facing outwards
8 of 22Pick your answer!
What comes after the starting positions?
Parallel position
Square position
Perpendicular 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) ________.
tendu
extension
fifth position
11 of 22Pick your answer!
What does it mean to go "en pointe"?
Pointing one's leg out to the side
Lifting one's arms up to a point
Balancing on one's toes
12 of 22Pick your answer!
What is another word for first position?
Angle
Parallel
Turnout
13 of 22Pick your answer!
All jumps begin and end with a _____.
pointe
battement
plié
14 of 22Pick your answer!
What graceful pose usually ends a sequence of steps?
Pirouette
Pas
Arabesque
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?
An arriere
A retrriere
A posteriur
17 of 22Pick your answer!
A step taken to the side is _______.
prochaine
cote de
avec de
18 of 22Pick your answer!
What is a mime?
Using face and body to express emotion
When a male dancer lifts a female dancer
Where one foot chases the other
19 of 22Pick your answer!
What is the word for a slow ballet?
Allegro
Adagio
Glissando
20 of 22Pick your answer!
Vaganova ballet is associated with what country?
France
Russia
Italy
21 of 22Pick your answer!
A croise is doing what with the legs?
Bending
Crossing
Lifting
22 of 22Pick your answer!
What is a group of ballet dancers called?
Corps de ballet
Visage de ballerinnes
Groupe de ballerina
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