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

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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?
Stretching one's arms
Rotation or spin
Lifting one's leg

2 of 22Pick your answer!

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

3 of 22Pick your answer!

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

4 of 22Pick your answer!

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

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?
Eleven
Three
Five

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?
Perpendicular position
Parallel position
Square 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) ________.
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
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?
Pirouette
Arabesque
Pas

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?
An arriere
A posteriur
A retrriere

17 of 22Pick your answer!

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

18 of 22Pick your answer!

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

19 of 22Pick your answer!

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

20 of 22Pick your answer!

Vaganova ballet is associated with what country?
France
Italy
Russia

21 of 22Pick your answer!

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

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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