Statistics for Ballet Terms

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  • This quiz has been taken 149 times
  • The average score is 12 of 35

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Hint Answer % Correct
the general term for dancers dancing on the tips of their toesen pointe
87%
"step of the cat"pas de chat
71%
position with straight leg extended, balanced on the other leg, and arms complimentary to the legarabesque
66%
a turn by a dancer, usually with their leg in retirepirouette
61%
a gliding jumpglissade
51%
a jump involving throwingjete
50%
dancer raised on toesreleve
46%
to the backderriere
46%
the leg extended, with foot pointed, in any directiontendu
46%
a whipping movementfouette
44%
a partnering of a ballerina and a danseurpas de deux
43%
"circle of the leg"rond de jambe
40%
facing the fronten face
40%
a falling steptombe
39%
to the frontdevant
36%
movement of the armsport de bras
36%
jump in fifth position and the feet switching positionschangement
36%
striking with the footfrappe
34%
a movement that can be described as "pricking"pique
32%
to the second OR to the sidea la seconde
26%
working leg brought up the other to the knee and opened to a positiondeveloppe
26%
the movement to achieve this positionpasse
23%
movements done all the way around, in the shape of a crossen croix
22%
the position of the leg, with knee bent, against the other kneeretire
21%
crossedcroise
21%
jump with two legs attaching in air; no travelingassemble
21%
a turn with heel on floor; OR a turning around in a position of a ballerina by a cavalierpromenade
20%
to the outsideen de hors
18%
movement in the form of a curtsey or bow to show respect and thanks to audience or instructorreverence
15%
to the insideen de dans
14%
working foot placed between base of calf and top of the ankle on other legsur le coup-de-pied
6%
preparation for a combination of movementspreparation
6%
a jump in generalsaute
5%
a jump where the legs switch position twice before landingentreche quatre
2%
"beating steps"pas de bouree
1%

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