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Ballet Positions and Basics (Grade 8)

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Ballet Positions and Basics

The ability of a dancer to turn his or her feet and legs out from the joints is called "Sickling."
  1. True
  2. False
Turnout is the ability of a dancer to turn his or her feet and legs out from the joints.
  1. True
  2. False
An Adagio is any dance to:
  1. hip hop
  2. classical music
  3. slow music
  4. fast music
A 180 degree turn is called a:
  1. Jazz Box
  2. Ouarter Trun
  3. Half Turn
  4. Rock
Which of the following is an isolation?
  1. Sit Ups
  2. High Knees
  3. Head/Neck Rolls
  4. Splits
What is the first thing to lead out in a Tendu?
  1. Toes
  2. Ankle
  3. Heels
  4. whole foot
What is the first thing to lead back into first position in a tendu?
  1. Heels
  2. Ankle
  3. leg
  4. toes
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
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
How many feet & arm positions are there in ballet?
  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 3
  4. 6
Introduces faster, livelier steps, including turns and jumps:
  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro
  3. Center
  4. Port de bra
For proper Ballet posture and alignment, the body must be                 to the floor.
  1. Parallel
  2. Perpendicular
  3. Adjacent
  4. Lower
A balanced Ballet body position is always slightly                 and ready for releve.
  1. backward
  2. forward
  3. leaning
  4. relaxed
In proper turnout, the knees are placed over the:
  1. heel
  2. toes
  3. floor
  4. arch of foot
Bending of the knees is a                 
In a demi plie your                  do not come off the floor.
Name the position of arms:

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

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

What is the title of a ballet teacher?

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