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How Well Do You Know Ballet Slang?

Only the most cultured Americans will pass this quiz with ease! How well do you know ballet slang? Can you tip toe around these questions like a true ballet buff? Let's find out if you're a ballet slang basic or brilliant!
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What are the satin ballet shoes used by dancers called?
Peep toe shoes
Pointe shoes
Precise shoes

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If you were doing a fondu, how many legs would you be standing on?
One
Two
None

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What is a ballerina doing if she is doing a plié?
Bending her knees outwardly.
Skip dancing.
Reaching for the sky.

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What type of dance move is a ‘chassé’?
A lift
A spin
A gliding step

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A ‘balletomane’ is a:
A ballet teacher
A ballet enthusiest
A ballet dancer

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Fill in the blank: All ballet classes begin with _______ exercises.
Barre
Bending
Pilates

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If a ballet dancer is 'en face', he or she is:
Facing the audience
Facing his or her partner
Applying stage makeup

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Fill in the blank: The ballerina struggled to learn the __________ because it was so complex.
Pinnacle
Setback
Choreography

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What does the word "Pirouette" mean?
A final bow
A rotation or spin
A gliding leap

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Most ballet lingo is derived from the:
French language
Japanese language
German language

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The dancer's new ______ was a short classical ballet skirt made of many lovely layers of net.
Tiki
Tutu
Tini

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If a ballerina "glissades" across the stage, she is:
Gliding
Spinning
Crawling

C+, Ballet Basic

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Ballet isn't your scene and that's okay! Not everyone appreciates the ballet or the culture that accompanies this difficult form of dance. While you may know a few basic terms and phrases, you've still got a bit to learn when it comes to the ballet. Better luck next time!

B+, Ballet Bright

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You can pirouette around your competition when it comes to the slang and lingo of the ballet! Not only do you know the most basic ballet terms that most folks know, but you know the jargon used by ballerinas and culture buffs too. Though you didn't earn a perfect score, you glided to victory on this ballet quiz!

A+, Ballet Brilliant

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The ballet holds a special place in your heart! The pointed shoes, the pirouettes, and the bends all hold a special place in your heart. Not only do you know ballet slang, but you know the culture surrounding this iconic form of art and the men and women who bring it to life!
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1
What are the satin ballet shoes used by dancers called?
Peep toe shoes
Pointe shoes
Precise shoes
2
If you were doing a fondu, how many legs would you be standing on?
One
Two
None
3
What is a ballerina doing if she is doing a plié?
Bending her knees outwardly.
Skip dancing.
Reaching for the sky.
4
What type of dance move is a ‘chassé’?
A lift
A spin
A gliding step
5
A ‘balletomane’ is a:
A ballet teacher
A ballet enthusiest
A ballet dancer
6
Fill in the blank: All ballet classes begin with _______ exercises.
Barre
Bending
Pilates
7
If a ballet dancer is 'en face', he or she is:
Facing the audience
Facing his or her partner
Applying stage makeup
8
Fill in the blank: The ballerina struggled to learn the __________ because it was so complex.
Pinnacle
Setback
Choreography
9
What does the word "Pirouette" mean?
A final bow
A rotation or spin
A gliding leap
10
Most ballet lingo is derived from the:
French language
Japanese language
German language
11
The dancer's new ______ was a short classical ballet skirt made of many lovely layers of net.
Tiki
Tutu
Tini
12
If a ballerina "glissades" across the stage, she is:
Gliding
Spinning
Crawling

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