Ballet Trivia Question

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Ballet Trivia Question

Can you answer all these questions about Ballet?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Choreographer George Balanchine considered what exercise most important in the practice of ballet?
    • A. 

      Battement Tendu

    • B. 

      Grand Battement

    • C. 

      Chaine Turn

    • D. 

      Soubresaut

  • 2. 
    Chief musician Balthazar de Beaujoyeulx created "Ballet Comique de la Reine" for which French Queen?
    • A. 

      Catherine De Medicis

    • B. 

      Marie Antoinette

    • C. 

      Anne De Bretagne

    • D. 

      Blanche De Navarre

  • 3. 
    George Balanchine is considered the founder of which popular style of ballet?
    • A. 

      Neoclassical Ballet

    • B. 

      Modern Ballet

    • C. 

      Classical Ballet

    • D. 

      Contemporary Ballet

  • 4. 
    Which style of ballet is considered to have influence from both classical ballet and modern dance?
    • A. 

      Modern Ballet

    • B. 

      Contemporary Ballet

    • C. 

      Neoclassical Ballet

    • D. 

      French Ballet

  • 5. 
    What ballet term, when translated, means "separated" or "thrown wide apart"?
    • A. 

      Fouette

    • B. 

      Ecarte

    • C. 

      Effacee

    • D. 

      Epaulement

  • 6. 
    What was the birth name of Royal Ballet founder Ninette de Valois?
    • A. 

      Peggy Hookham

    • B. 

      Nina Valentine

    • C. 

      Edris Stannus

    • D. 

      Annette Beecham

  • 7. 
    Which of these ballet terms describes a dancer supported on only one leg?
    • A. 

      Fouette

    • B. 

      Fondu

    • C. 

      Frappe

    • D. 

      Promenade

  • 8. 
    The word ballet comes from the word for "dance" in what language?
    • A. 

      Spanish

    • B. 

      German

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      Italian

  • 9. 
    Which Argentine dancer won the gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow in 1985?
    • A. 

      Eleonora Cassano

    • B. 

      Maximiliano Guerra

    • C. 

      Julio Bocca

    • D. 

      Mikhail Baryshnikov

  • 10. 
    Who created the Ballet Argentino ballet company in 1980?
    • A. 

      Julio Bocca

    • B. 

      Maximiliano Guerra

    • C. 

      Eleonora Cassano

    • D. 

      Paloma Herrera

  • 11. 
    Which choreographer created idolized female roles in ballets like "Sleeping Beauty" and "Swan Lake"?
    • A. 

      Vaslav Nijinsky

    • B. 

      Marius Petipa

    • C. 

      Sergei Diaghilev

    • D. 

      Carlotta Grisi

  • 12. 
    Which Royal Ballet star appeared as the Child Catcher in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"?
    • A. 

      Frederick Ashton

    • B. 

      Mikhail Baryshnikov

    • C. 

      Anthony Dowell

    • D. 

      Robert Helpmann

  • 13. 
    What is the tip of a ballet toe shoe called?
    • A. 

      The Shank

    • B. 

      The Block

    • C. 

      The Toe

    • D. 

      The Point

  • 14. 
    Karen Kain has been the Artistic Director of what world famous ballet company?
    • A. 

      American Ballet Theatre

    • B. 

      The National Ballet Of Canada

    • C. 

      Paris Opera Ballet

    • D. 

      Royal Winnipeg Ballet Of Canada

  • 15. 
    Between what ages is the time considered best for a person to begin ballet lessons?
    • A. 

      12 And 15 Years

    • B. 

      5 And 8 Years

    • C. 

      8 And 10 Years

    • D. 

      10 And 13 Years

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