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Ballet Terms (Grade 8)

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Ballet Terms

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1. 
Pirouette is a complete turn of the body on one foot on demi point or point.
  1. True
  2. False
 
2. 
Pique means to step directly on the point of the working foot.
  1. True
  2. False
3. 
Turnout is the ability of a dancer to turn his or her feet and legs out from the joints.
  1. True
  2. False
 
4. 
Grande means turn:
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
What does Plie mean?
  1. To Stretch
  2. To Move
  3. To Sit
  4. To Bend
 
6. 
Releve' means:
  1. to go up
  2. to go down
  3. plie
  4. rising of the body
7. 
Devant means:
  1. back
  2. side
  3. front
  4. kick
  5. turn out
 
8. 
A la seconde means:
  1. to the front
  2. to the back
  3. to the second
  4. holding the foot out
9. 
Demi means:
  1. Big
  2. medium
  3. small
  4. extra large
 
10. 
Croise means:
  1. corner
  2. front
  3. crossed
  4. out
11. 
The term "bras" refers to the moving of the:
  1. legs
  2. arms
  3. feet
  4. head
 
12. 
A movement in which the feet create an "escaping" or "slipping" movement.
  1. Entrechat
  2. Echappe
  3. Fouette
  4. Pas de Bouree
13. 
Any movement to the side is said to be:
  1. A la deux
  2. A la seconde
  3. A la trois
  4. A la un
 
14. 
A movement that is known "to chase" in second position across the floor:
  1. Degage
  2. Battement
  3. Chasse
  4. Bourree
15. 
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
 
16. 
On the "neck" of the foot. The working foot is placed on the part of the leg between the base of the calf and the beginning of the ankle.
  1. Plie
  2. Passe
  3. Sur le cou-de-pied
  4. Coupe
17. 
To cut. A movement that calls for the foot to be sharply pulled off the floor and placed either in from of back of the ankle.
  1. Coupe
  2. Passe
  3. Tombe
  4. Sous sus
 
18. 
The french word liteally meaning "step" is               
19. 
Any series of movements that are executed to the front, side and back are known as                          ("the cross")
 
20. 
Name the two different pirouettes:



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