What Do You Really Know About Ballet?

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What Do You Really Know About Ballet? - Quiz

This quiz is all about ballet terminology. It tests one's knowledge of the various ballet steps and their specific use and meaning.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is the translation for Pas de Chat?
    • A. 

      Change of the feet

    • B. 

      Step of the cat

    • C. 

      To strike

    • D. 

      To beat

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is a turning step?
    • A. 

      Glissade

    • B. 

      Pas de bourré

    • C. 

      Pirouette

    • D. 

      Penché

  • 3. 
    What is frappé?
    • A. 

      A striking movement

    • B. 

      An iced coffee drink

    • C. 

      A link between allegro steps

    • D. 

      A high-jumping step

  • 4. 
    When are rond de jambe normally done?
    • A. 

      In allegro

    • B. 

      During adage

    • C. 

      In the centre

    • D. 

      At the barre

  • 5. 
    Where does a grande jeté normally land?
    • A. 

      On the opposite leg

    • B. 

      In fifth position

    • C. 

      In the air

    • D. 

      Out of the studio

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT used as a transition step?
    • A. 

      Pas de bourré

    • B. 

      Glissade

    • C. 

      Pas de chat

    • D. 

      Penché

  • 7. 
    Which of the following terms means, 'to melt?'
    • A. 

      Fondu

    • B. 

      Jeté

    • C. 

      Passé

    • D. 

      Developé

  • 8. 
    How many different arabesque positions are there?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      5

  • 9. 
    What is attitude? (in terms of ballet)
    • A. 

      A snobbish personality

    • B. 

      A position much like arabesque, but with a bent leg

    • C. 

      A turning step in which the leg remains straight in the back

    • D. 

      There is no such thing as attitude

  • 10. 
    Which of the following terms describes, 'to chase?'
    • A. 

      Chasse

    • B. 

      Coupé

    • C. 

      Pirouette

    • D. 

      Pas de deux

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