How Much Do You Know About World Ballet Day?

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Do you know the history of World Ballet Day? When is it celebrated every year? If you are interested in taking a quiz based on World Ballet Day, proceed with this quiz. World Ballet Day annual ballet celebration held since 2014 in October. The world’s top ballet companies come together to celebrate ballet on this day. What else do you know about this packed day of dance? Give this quiz a try and learn more about ballet and World Ballet Day.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which year was the World Ballet day celebrated in November?

    • A.

      2019

    • B.

      2020

    • C.

      2021

    • D.

      2022

    Correct Answer
    D. 2022
    Explanation
    The World Ballet day was celebrated in November of 2022.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the lead co-producer of this event?

    • A.

      Linbury Theatre

    • B.

      Royal Opera House

    • C.

      Theatre Royal

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Royal Opera House
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Royal Opera House because it is stated in the question that the lead co-producer of the event is being asked for, and out of the given options, only Royal Opera House fits that description.

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  • 3. 

    How many basic ballet feet positions are there?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    D. Five
    Explanation
    There are five basic ballet feet positions. These positions are fundamental to ballet technique and serve as the foundation for various ballet movements and steps. Each position involves a specific placement of the feet, including the position of the heels, toes, and arches. Mastering these positions is essential for dancers to achieve proper alignment, balance, and control in their movements.

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  • 4. 

    When was the very first academy of ballet opened?

    • A.

      1661

    • B.

      1662

    • C.

      1663

    • D.

      1664

    Correct Answer
    A. 1661
    Explanation
    In 1661, the very first academy of ballet was opened.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of King Louis XIV's ballet dance teacher?

    • A.

      Algeranoff, Harcourt

    • B.

      Sir Frederick Ashton

    • C.

      Pierre Beauchamp

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Pierre Beauchamp
    Explanation
    Pierre Beauchamp was the ballet dance teacher of King Louis XIV. He is considered one of the pioneers of ballet and is credited with developing the five positions of the feet that are still used in classical ballet today. Beauchamp was a dancer and choreographer at the court of Louis XIV and played a significant role in the establishment and codification of ballet as an art form. His influence on the development of ballet technique and style during the 17th century was profound, making him the correct answer to the question.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of the first ballet academy?

    • A.

      Basement Dance Studio

    • B.

      The Royal Ballet School

    • C.

      Académie Royale de Danse

    • D.

      Dance Attic Studios

    Correct Answer
    C. Académie Royale de Danse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Académie Royale de Danse. This was the name of the first ballet academy. The other options, Basement Dance Studio, The Royal Ballet School, and Dance Attic Studios, are not the correct answers as they do not refer to the first ballet academy.

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  • 7. 

    What is a Plie in ballet?

    • A.

      Bending of the toes.

    • B.

      Bending of the knees.

    • C.

      Bending of the hands.

    • D.

      Bending of the head.

    Correct Answer
    B. Bending of the knees.
    Explanation
    A plie in ballet refers to the bending of the knees. This movement is fundamental in ballet technique and is used to develop strength and flexibility in the legs. It is often performed at the beginning of a ballet class as a warm-up exercise and can be executed in various positions such as first, second, fourth, and fifth position. The plie is essential for executing jumps, turns, and other movements in ballet choreography.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following companies contribute to World Ballet Day's live streaming?

    • A.

      Bolshoi Ballet

    • B.

      The Australian Ballet

    • C.

      The Royal Ballet

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the mentioned companies contribute to World Ballet Day's live streaming. This means that Bolshoi Ballet, The Australian Ballet, and The Royal Ballet all participate in the live streaming event.

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  • 9. 

    Under the influence of this Queen, ballet spread to France. What's her name?

    • A.

      Catherine de' Medici

    • B.

      Natalya Alexeyevna

    • C.

      Anna Leopoldovna

    • D.

      Anna Petrovna

    Correct Answer
    A. Catherine de' Medici
    Explanation
    Catherine de' Medici was a powerful queen who played a significant role in the spread of ballet to France. She was born in Italy and married into the French royal family, becoming the queen consort of France. Catherine was a patron of the arts and supported the development of ballet in the French court. She invited Italian ballet masters to France and established the first ballet school in Paris. Her influence and support helped ballet to flourish in France, making her the correct answer to the question.

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  • 10. 

    What is the most widely known and performed ballet style?

    • A.

      Classical ballet

    • B.

      Neoclassical ballet

    • C.

      Romantic ballet

    • D.

      Contemporary ballet

    Correct Answer
    C. Romantic ballet
    Explanation
    Romantic ballet is the correct answer because it refers to a style of ballet that emerged in the early 19th century and gained popularity during the Romantic era. It is characterized by its emphasis on emotion, storytelling, and dramatic expression. Romantic ballets often feature ethereal themes, supernatural elements, and delicate, flowing movements. Some of the most well-known ballets, such as Giselle and Swan Lake, fall under the category of Romantic ballet. This style has had a significant influence on the development of ballet as a performing art and continues to be widely recognized and performed today.

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