How many ballet words do you know of?
Ballerinas do such amazing work on stage when they perform to beautiful songs in front of an audience. Some ballerinas train for years, starting when they are only toddlers, in order to pursue a lifetime career as an adult in the dance industry. There is so much lingo that is used in the world of ballet and a lot of the words are from a lovely European country! Words like allégro, arabesque, Battement Développé, Ballon, and Cabriole Fermée are some ballet terms that true ballet lovers definitely know about! The word allégro means quick, brisk, light steps and movements done by a ballerina! The word arabesque refer to a ballet position where a dancer is supporting her body on the strength of one leg while her other leg is in the air behind her. Battement Développé is a ballet term about development and the word balloon is a ballet term that means "to bounce". Some of these words seem a little bit abstract but ballet lovers really do understand the meanings and the importance. Between 1899–1931, Anna Pavlova was a very active and very well known ballerina! She paved the way for many dancers who came after her. Margot Fonteyn, Misty Copeland, Diana Vishneva, Galina Ulanova, Sylvie Guillem, Natalia Makarova, Maya Plisetskaya, and Gelsey Kirkland are some of the other ballerinas who have succeeded! Svetlana Zaharova, Darcey Bussell, Natalia Osipova, Alicia Markova, Ulyana Lopatkina, and Suzanne Farrell are a few more notable ballerina! Take this ballet lingo quiz and see how you do!