Dance Terminology

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Dance Terminology

This quiz tests for dance terminology comprehension.


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  • 1. 
    The foundation of ballet. A stance in which the legs are rotated outward from the hips so that the knees (and feet) point in opposite directions
    • A. 

      Turn-out

    • B. 

      Tendu

    • C. 

      Placement

    • D. 

      Developpe'

  • 2. 
    A technique used to avoid disorientation during turns
    • A. 

      Technique

    • B. 

      Turns

    • C. 

      Spotting

    • D. 

      Balance

  • 3. 
    Alignment of the body
    • A. 

      Position

    • B. 

      Placement

    • C. 

      Chasse'

    • D. 

      Plie'

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Chasse'

    • B. 

      Balance

    • C. 

      Soutenu

    • D. 

      Pirouette

  • 5. 
    A long horizontal jump, usually forward, starting from one leg and landing on the other. In the middle of the jump, the dancer may be doing a split in midair.
    • A. 

      Grand jeté

    • B. 

      Grand Battement

    • C. 

      Grand plie'

    • D. 

      Degage'

  • 6. 
    Going through the movements of a dance routine without dancing them fully, in order to familiarize yourself with the steps before performing.
    • A. 

      Faking

    • B. 

      Practice

    • C. 

      Marking

    • D. 

      Placement

  • 7. 
    A position in which you balance on one straight leg (or bent leg) with the otherstretched out behind you.
    • A. 

      Arabesque

    • B. 

      Pose

    • C. 

      Attitude

    • D. 

      Eleve´

  • 8. 
    The position and carriage of the body.
    • A. 

      Balance

    • B. 

      Alignment

    • C. 

      Position

    • D. 

      Posture

  • 9. 
    The lining up of parts of your body to make a balanced and graceful line.
    • A. 

      Position

    • B. 

      Posture

    • C. 

      Alignment

    • D. 

      Balance

  • 10. 
    A position of the foot in which your heel is held up, your big toe is stretched down toward  the ground, your leg is turned out, and your foot is in line with your leg.
    • A. 

      Port de bras

    • B. 

      Point

    • C. 

      Degage´

    • D. 

      Retire'