Quiz: Only 1 in 50 Dancers Can Ace This Ballet Test. Can You?

Barre it up!

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 Jul 19, 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
Drinking espresso before getting on stage
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 the dancers wear traditional romantic tutus in white
A ballet where there are only women
A ballet where there are only men

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

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What are trunks in ballet?
Briefs worn under leotards during performances
Arm warmers ballerinas wear during rehearsal
Slang for knit leggings

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What is a ballerina?
A lead dancer
A background dancer
A female ballet dancer

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What are tutus made out of?
Feathers
Hair
Tulle

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What do you bend in a plié?
Knees
Wrists
Arms

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The word ballet comes from the Italian word ballare, which means ___________.
To sleep
To dance
To sigh

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

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The barre is a ___________ in a ballet class.
Position
Wooden or metal rail
Dance instrument

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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 jump up and land on one foot

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If you do a ____, you make a complete rotation or spin.
Pirouette
Croisé
Adiago

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What does relevé mean?
To fall
To rise
To be silent

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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 are ballet shoes called?
Dance dressings
Ribbon sandals
Pointe shoes

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What is an attitude in ballet?
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
A cold, serious demeanor of the ballerina
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