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
Rotation or spin
Stretching one's arms

2 of 22Pick your answer!

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

3 of 22Pick your answer!

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

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?
At the barre
In the middle
On the floor

6 of 22Pick your answer!

How many starting positions are there?
Three
Five
Eleven

7 of 22Pick your answer!

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

8 of 22Pick your answer!

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

9 of 22Pick your answer!

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

10 of 22Pick your answer!

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

11 of 22Pick your answer!

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

12 of 22Pick your answer!

What is another word for first position?
Angle
Turnout
Parallel

13 of 22Pick your answer!

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

14 of 22Pick your answer!

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

15 of 22Pick your answer!

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

16 of 22Pick your answer!

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

17 of 22Pick your answer!

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

18 of 22Pick your answer!

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

19 of 22Pick your answer!

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

20 of 22Pick your answer!

Vaganova ballet is associated with what country?
France
Russia
Italy

21 of 22Pick your answer!

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

22 of 22Pick your answer!

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