Ballet Quiz: Can You Pass?

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Ballet Quiz: Can You Pass?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a "pirouette" in ballet?
    • A. 

      A Complete Turn On One Foot

    • B. 

      A Jump In The Air With Legs Spread

    • C. 

      The Lead Dancer

    • D. 

      A Hop On Stage

  • 2. 
    In what year was the School of American Ballet established?
    • A. 

      1885

    • B. 

      1829

    • C. 

      1934

    • D. 

      1900

  • 3. 
    How many positions of the feet did ballet master Pierre Beauchamp establish in the late 1600's?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Four

  • 4. 
    What is the puffy skirt often worn by a ballet dancer called?
    • A. 

      Hula

    • B. 

      Tutu

    • C. 

      Hoop

    • D. 

      Mini

  • 5. 
    In ballet, what is a group of exercises that includes warm up, stretching, adage and allegro called?
    • A. 

      A Combination

    • B. 

      A Class

    • C. 

      A Session

    • D. 

      A Changement

  • 6. 
    In ballet, what is a barre?
    • A. 

      A Railing To Help With Balance

    • B. 

      A Ballerina's Outfit

    • C. 

      A Special Shoe

    • D. 

      A Foot Position

  • 7. 
    What is a smooth "releve" from a position "a terre" through all levels of the foot in ballet?
    • A. 

      A Fall

    • B. 

      A Rise

    • C. 

      Quatre

    • D. 

      Rolling

  • 8. 
    The term "arabesque" refers to a ballet stance or movement in which a dancer does what?
    • A. 

      Makes A High Leap

    • B. 

      Crosses The Legs With Bent Knees

    • C. 

      Turns A Quarter-Turn

    • D. 

      Stands With One Leg Extended Behind

  • 9. 
    In ballet dancing, a "pirouette" is what?
    • A. 

      A Turn

    • B. 

      A Leap

    • C. 

      A Slide

    • D. 

      A Skirt

  • 10. 
    Which ballet term means "slow, unfolding movements"?
    • A. 

      Battement

    • B. 

      Barre

    • C. 

      Arabesque

    • D. 

      Adagio

  • 11. 
    Which ballerina had a dessert named after her?
    • A. 

      Gelsey Kirkland

    • B. 

      Ninette De Valois

    • C. 

      Margot Fonteyn

    • D. 

      Anna Pavlova

  • 12. 
    In which country was the famous ballet dancer Julio Bocca born?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Argentina

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Brazil

  • 13. 
    In ballet as well as in French, what is another term for "arms"?
    • A. 

      Bouches

    • B. 

      Corps

    • C. 

      Jambes

    • D. 

      Bras

  • 14. 
    The ballet "The Nutcracker" is especially popular during which holiday season?
    • A. 

      Christmas

    • B. 

      Passover

    • C. 

      Halloween

    • D. 

      Easter

  • 15. 
    What is the finale of a classical ballet with principal dancers appearing alone or in pairs called?
    • A. 

      Corps

    • B. 

      Cote

    • C. 

      Cing

    • D. 

      Coda

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