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 twenty ballerinas
A dance for two people
A dance with two legs

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Allegro in ballet involves...
Fast and dynamic movements
Slow, elegant moves
Drinking espresso before getting on stage

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How many positions are there in Ballet?
12
2
5

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

5 of 20What position is shown here?

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First
Fifth
Second

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

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

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What is an Attitude in Ballet?
A cold, serious demeanor of the ballerina
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

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 ____.
demi-plié
balancé
brisé

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

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
pirouette
adiago

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How would you describe an "arabesque"?
When you're on one leg with the other leg raised behind you
When you twirl on one foot
When you do a somersault with pointed toes

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

17 of 20Which ballet step is portrayed here?

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Soubresaut
Arabesque
Retiré devant

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

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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
wrists
arms
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