Quiz: Even The Best Dancers Can't Get 100% On This Ballet Test. Can You?

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Barre it up!

A quiz about ballet, an artistic form of dance using precise steps. It includes things like the barre, plié and cavaliers.

 Jan 31, 2018
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What is a "Pas de Deux"?
A dance for two people
A dance for twenty ballerinas
A dance with two legs
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Allegro in ballet involves...
Drinking espresso before getting on stage
Slow, elegant moves
Fast and dynamic movements
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How many positions are there in Ballet?
2
5
12
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What is a ballet Blanc?
A ballet where there are only women
A ballet where the dancers wear traditional “romantic” tutus in white
A ballet where there are only men
5 of 20What position is shown here?
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Second
First
Fifth
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What is a Danseur?
The lead ballerina
A male dancer
The choreographer
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"Grande Jeté" literally means what in French?
Big jump
Long performance
Tall girl
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What is an Attitude in Ballet?
A cold, serious demeanor of the ballerina
A position where the dancer is standing on one leg with the other lifted
The tempo of the music during the middle of the ballet
9 of 20What position is shown here?
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Fifth
Second
Third
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What are ballet shoes called?
dance dressings
pointe shoes
ribbon sandals
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If a dancer alternates their weight from one foot to the other, they are doing a ____.
brisé
balancé
demi-plié
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What does "relevé" mean?
to rise
to fall
to be silent
13 of 20What position is shown here?
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Fourth
First
Third
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If you do a ____, you make a complete rotation or spin.
croisé
adiago
pirouette
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How would you describe an "arabesque"?
When you do a somersault with pointed toes
When you twirl on one foot
When you're on one leg with the other leg raised behind you
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The barre is a ___________ in a ballet class.
dance instrument
wooden or metal rail
position
17 of 20Which ballet step is portrayed here?
ballet
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Soubresaut
Retiré devant
Arabesque
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Who wrote the "The Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy"?
Tchaikovsky
Shakespeare
Chopin
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The word "ballet" comes from the Italian word "ballare" which means ___________.
to sigh
to dance
to sleep
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What do you bend in a plié?
arms
wrists
knees
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