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You'll Definitely Be Able To Pass This Quiz If You've Taken At Least One Ballet Class

Plié, plié, and grand plié.

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  1. Which picture shows a plié?
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    Plié

    Plié means "to bend."

  2. Which one of these terms is a turn?
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    Sous-sus
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    Arabesque
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    Pirouette
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    Frappé
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    Pirouette

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  3. What is a "rosin box"?
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    An area on the stage
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    A box that contains accessories
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    A box that contains crushed rocks to prevent slipping
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    A box that is used to communicate backstage
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    Rosin Box

    Crushed rosin is placed into a box and stepped in before a performance to prevent slipping

    Rosin Box
  4. Do men wear pointe shoes?
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    Only in some roles
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    Only in "Giselle"
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    No, never
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    Yes, always
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    Some roles

    Some roles require men to dance en pointe.

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  5. What is the highest ranked position in a company?
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    Principal
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    Soloist
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    Corps de Ballet
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    Senior Member
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    Principal

    The principal position is the highest. Principal dancers are classified as real ballerinas!

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  6. Which picture shows fifth position?
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    Fifth

    Heel to toe and toe to heel.

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  7. Ballet music is often played by which instrument?
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    Piano
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    Cello
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    Saxophone
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    Violin
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    Piano

    Piano is usually the base of songs played for ballets.

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  8. What counts do we go by?
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    Ten count
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    Four count
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    Eight count<br />
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    Nine count<br />
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    And... 5, 6, 7, 8

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  9. What do you do when the teacher says "jeté"?
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    You turn to your partner
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    You change position
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    You leap
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    You stop
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    Jeté

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  10. Finally, what language is ballet terminology?
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    German
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    Russian
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    Italian
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    French
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    French

    Ballet terminology is French.

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