Quiz: If You Can Get 10/15 On This Test, You Must Be A Prima Ballerina

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If you can get all 15, you are a prima ballerina assoluta!

This fun quiz covers some famous ballet positions and movements, as well as notable people and musical works in the world of ballet.

 Apr 08, 2017
1 of 15Pick your answer!
The leotard is named after _______.
a 19th century French acrobat
a town in France
a prima ballerina
2 of 15Pick your answer!
The hairstyle usually worn by ballerinas on stage is called the ______.
bun
French roll
ponytail
3 of 15Pick your answer!
The main character of 'Swan Lake' is named _______.
Odette
Cosette
Cordelia
4 of 15Pick your answer!
When you stand in ________ position, your heels touch and your toes point out.
third
first
second
5 of 15Pick your answer!
What is a pirouette?
a turn
a leap
a pose
6 of 15Pick your answer!
The main character of 'The Nutcracker' is named _______.
Odette
Nina
Clara
7 of 15Pick your answer!
What is a grand jeté?
a turn
a flying leap
a curtsy
8 of 15Pick your answer!
Dancers ________ to avoid getting dizzy while turning.
extend their arms
turn quickly
spot
9 of 15Pick your answer!
In _________ position, both arms are above your head.
fifth
third
fourth
10 of 15Pick your answer!
The ________ is an energetic cabaret dance that appeared in the ballet 'Gaîté Parisienne.'
fandango
can-can
waltz
11 of 15Pick your answer!
True to its subject matter, 'The Nutcracker' is usually performed _________.
at Christmastime
on the first day of spring
in the summer
12 of 15Pick your answer!
On stage, male ballet dancers usually wear ________.
a leotard with no tights
tights over a leotard
swimming trunk-like shorts over a leotard
13 of 15Pick your answer!
In ballet, adage refers to a dance ________.
involving high kicks and leaps
performed to slow music
performed at the beginning of the second act
14 of 15Pick your answer!
In a ballet studio, the barre is usually at _________ with the dancers.
waist level
knee level
shoulder level
15 of 15Pick your answer!
A ________ is a dance move where you stand on your toes with one foot right behind the other.
sous-sus
pirouette
battement tendu
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