Ballet Terminology And Definitions Written Assessment(Int 2)

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Ballet Terminology And Definitions Written Assessment(Int 2)

This quiz is to test your knowledge on classical ballet terminology and its definitions. You must have 75% of the questions correct to pass. You have 45 minutes to complete the assessment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A plié is a bending movement of the...
    • A. 

      Ankles

    • B. 

      Elbows

    • C. 

      Knees

  • 2. 
    What does 'tendu' mean?
    • A. 

      Stretched

    • B. 

      Slide

    • C. 

      Glide

  • 3. 
    Ront de jambe is a ________ movement of the leg
  • 4. 
    A raising of the body on pointes or demi-pointes is called a...
    • A. 

      Pirouette

    • B. 

      Jeté

    • C. 

      Relevé

  • 5. 
    What is this position called?
    • A. 

      Relevé

    • B. 

      Retiré

    • C. 

      Rond de jambe

  • 6. 
    En Dehors means ______.
  • 7. 
    En Dedans means ______.
  • 8. 
    What is the correct spelling for this classical ballet move shown in this photo?
    • A. 

      Arabesk

    • B. 

      Arabesque

    • C. 

      Arrabesque

  • 9. 
    Which ballet position is this?
    • A. 

      1st arabesque

    • B. 

      2nd arabesque

  • 10. 
    What is this called when the dancer turns their foot in from the ankle, therefore breaking the straight line of the leg?
    • A. 

      Stickling

    • B. 

      Sickling

    • C. 

      Tendu

  • 11. 
    What is an adage?
    • A. 

      A series of exercises following the centre practice, consisting of a succession of slow and graceful movements which may be simple or of the most complex character, performed with fluidity and ease. These exercises develop a sustaining power, sense of line, balance and poise which enables the dancer to perform with majesty and grace

    • B. 

      Brisk and Lively movement.

    • C. 

      A step in which the working foot slides well along the ground before being swept in the air.

  • 12. 
    What is a jete?
    • A. 

      Gliding on the floor

    • B. 

      It's a jump from one foot to the other in which the working leg is brushed into the air and appears to have been thrown.

    • C. 

      Sustained movement

    • D. 

      Beating action of the leg

  • 13. 
    Degage means?
    • A. 

      To turnout the legs.

    • B. 

      To spin on the spot

    • C. 

      To point the fully arched foot to an open position.

  • 14. 
    A pirouette is A complete turn of the body on ___ foot, on pointe or demi-pointe.
  • 15. 
    Choose 3 classical dance moves which were part of your allegro in your practical ballet assessment.
    • A. 

      Sissone

    • B. 

      Jete

    • C. 

      Echappe

    • D. 

      Glissade

    • E. 

      Pirouette