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Ballet Positions and Basics (Grade 8)

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Ballet Positions and Basics

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1. 
The ability of a dancer to turn his or her feet and legs out from the joints is called "Sickling."
  1. True
  2. False
 
2. 
Turnout is the ability of a dancer to turn his or her feet and legs out from the joints.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
An Adagio is any dance to:
  1. hip hop
  2. classical music
  3. slow music
  4. fast music
 
4. 
A 180 degree turn is called a:
  1. Jazz Box
  2. Ouarter Trun
  3. Half Turn
  4. Rock
5. 
Which of the following is an isolation?
  1. Sit Ups
  2. High Knees
  3. Head/Neck Rolls
  4. Splits
 
6. 
What is the first thing to lead out in a Tendu?
  1. Toes
  2. Ankle
  3. Heels
  4. whole foot
7. 
What is the first thing to lead back into first position in a tendu?
  1. Heels
  2. Ankle
  3. leg
  4. toes
 
8. 
A battement is BEST known as:
  1. an allegro step executed only at 90 degree angles
  2. a kicking movement of the leg
  3. a movement of the leg that "disengages"
  4. round of the leg
9. 
The section of a ballet class consisting of slow, graceful steps that develop balance, extension and control. Steps may include arabesque, attitude, development and pirouette.
  1. Barre
  2. Port de Bra
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro
 
10. 
How many feet & arm positions are there in ballet?
  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 3
  4. 6
11. 
Introduces faster, livelier steps, including turns and jumps:
  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro
  3. Center
  4. Port de bra
 
12. 
For proper Ballet posture and alignment, the body must be                 to the floor.
  1. Parallel
  2. Perpendicular
  3. Adjacent
  4. Lower
13. 
A balanced Ballet body position is always slightly                 and ready for releve.
  1. backward
  2. forward
  3. leaning
  4. relaxed
 
14. 
In proper turnout, the knees are placed over the:
  1. heel
  2. toes
  3. floor
  4. arch of foot
15. 
Bending of the knees is a                 
 
16. 
In a demi plie your                  do not come off the floor.
17. 
Name the position of arms:



 
18. 
Why is it important to warm up before class or a performance?





19. 
Why is it important to shift your weight and find your center?




 
20. 
What is the title of a ballet teacher?



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