Quiz: Only 1 in 50 Dancers Can Ace 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 22, 2017

1 of 16Pick the correct answer!

What is a "Pas de Deux"?
A dance with two legs
A dance for twenty ballerinas
A dance for two people

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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?
5
12
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 men
A ballet where there are only women

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

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What are "Trunks"?
Arm warmers ballerinas wear during rehearsal
Briefs worn under leotards during performances
Slang for knit leggings

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What do you bend in a plié?
knees
arms
wrists

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

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

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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're on one leg with the other leg raised behind you
When you do a somersault with pointed toes
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
adiago
croisé

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

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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 are ballet shoes called?
pointe shoes
ribbon sandals
dance dressings

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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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