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
Fast and dynamic movements
Slow, elegant moves

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How many positions are there in Ballet?
12
5
2

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What is a ballet Blanc?
A ballet where there are only women
A ballet where there are only men
A ballet where the dancers wear traditional “romantic” tutus in white

5 of 20What position is shown here?

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Second
First
Fifth

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What is a Danseur?
The choreographer
The lead ballerina
A male dancer

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"Grande Jeté" literally means what in French?
Long performance
Tall girl
Big jump

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What is an Attitude in Ballet?
The tempo of the music during the middle of the ballet
A position where the dancer is standing on one leg with the other lifted
A cold, serious demeanor of the ballerina

9 of 20What position is shown here?

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Fifth
Second
Third

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What are ballet shoes called?
pointe shoes
dance dressings
ribbon sandals

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If a dancer alternates their weight from one foot to the other, they are doing a ____.
balancé
demi-plié
brisé

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What does "relevé" mean?
to rise
to be silent
to fall

13 of 20What position is shown here?

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Fourth
Third
First

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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're on one leg with the other leg raised behind you
When you twirl on one foot

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The barre is a ___________ in a ballet class.
position
wooden or metal rail
dance instrument

17 of 20Which ballet step is portrayed here?

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Retiré devant
Soubresaut
Arabesque

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Who wrote the "The Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy"?
Chopin
Shakespeare
Tchaikovsky

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The word "ballet" comes from the Italian word "ballare" which means ___________.
to dance
to sigh
to sleep

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What do you bend in a plié?
knees
arms
wrists
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