Do you know about the fundamentals of ballet?

Hi there! Ballet is such a beautiful art form, and these are just the basics. If you knew about the truth of being a ballerina,you know that it is nothing but hard, hard, hard work. They make it look so effortless and beautiful, but the behind the scenes is nothing but that.

Are you a ballet expert? In this quiz you will find out, can you answer these basic facts including meaning, culture and backround. Good luck, and thanks for taking this quiz!

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1. What is a pirrouette?
a spin that is done on one foot
a spin that is done on one or two feet
a jump
a type of walk in ballet
2. What language are most ballet words?
3. How many positions are there?
4. What does port de bras mean? (don't look the answer up)
flick of the foot
rotation of the spine
carriage of the arms
arch of the arm
5. What is a passe and what does it mean?
a pointed toe slides up the leg and stops at the knee/ to pass
a foot passes from first to second position/to place
an arm rotates around the torso/to turn
6. What is special about Misty Copeland?
She is the first Asian ballerina to grace the stage at ABT
She is the first African American principal at ABT
She is missing two bones but is still an exceptional dancer
She is the first ballerina who was also a model
7. What do ballet dancers use for support while dancing?
a talbe
a bar
a lean
a barre
8. Can men be ballet dancers?
9. What is turnout?
when the head is turned over the right shoulder
when the arms slowly rotate outwards
when the legs are rotated outwards
10. What is the most common foot position in ballet?
turned in

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