Ballet History And Terminology Exam

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Ballet History And Terminology Exam

This is a ballet terminology and history quiz that can be given to students in a dance I or II class


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Weight in Ballet should be.....
    • A. 

      Over the left foot

    • B. 

      Over the right foot

    • C. 

      Centered between two feet

    • D. 

      Resting as low as possible

    • E. 

      Brought as high as possible

  • 2. 
    Ballet evolved from
    • A. 

      Court Dances

    • B. 

      Native American Tribal Dances

    • C. 

      Traditional Irish Dances

    • D. 

      Jazz Dance

    • E. 

      Latin American Dance

  • 3. 
    The First Ballet was called
    • A. 

      Swan Lake

    • B. 

      Giselle

    • C. 

      La Ballet De Magnificat

    • D. 

      Le Ballet Comique de la Reine

    • E. 

      La Ballet de la Madam

  • 4. 
    Who was the first ballet choreographer?
    • A. 

      Pierre Stravinsky

    • B. 

      Henry IIV

    • C. 

      Catherine De Medici

    • D. 

      Marie Taglioni

    • E. 

      Pierre Beauchamp

  • 5. 
    The first ballet was performed in what city?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Italy

    • C. 

      Paris

    • D. 

      Spain

    • E. 

      England

  • 6. 
    ___________is the position when the dancers will stand with both heels of the feet together
  • 7. 
    To stretch
  • 8. 
    To disengage
  • 9. 
    To bend
  • 10. 
    Women traditionally where___________in ballet.
  • 11. 
    To the front
  • 12. 
    To the back
  • 13. 
    Ballet class usually begins with a warm up at the__________________.
  • 14. 
    A_____________________is a whirling turn on the ball or toe of one's foot.
  • 15. 
    Change feet
  • 16. 
    What was Louis XIV contribution to ballet?
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