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Ballet Questions and Answer


Ballet Questions and Answer at Jacklyn Dougherty


1) What are the 7 movements of ballet?


The seven movements of ballet are 1) Plier (to bend), 2) Etendre (to stretch), 3) Relever (to rise), 4) Sauter (to jump), 5) Tourner (to turn), 6) Glisser (to glide), 7) Elancer (to dart).


2) What do you call a leap in ballet?

In Ballet a leap is called jeté, (French jeté: “thrown”), ballet leap in which the weight of the dancer is transferred from one foot to the other. The working leg is thrown to the front, side, or back and holds the supporting leg in any desired position upon landing.


3) As nouns, what is the difference between ballet and ballerina?


Ballet is a classical form of dance and ballerina is a female ballet dancer.


4) What is the hardest move in ballet?


Some would say the Fouette is the hardest move in ballet. The fouette is a whipped throw movement. Fouette is where the working leg moves front or behind the body while spinning.


5) What is a Prima ballerina assoluta?


A Prima ballerina assoluta is a title awarded to the most notable of female ballet dancers.


6) What does port de bras mean in ballet?


In ballet port de bras means the carriage of the arms, French.

7) What does pique mean in ballet?


Pique´in ballet means Pricked, pricking. Executed by stepping directly on the pointe of the working foot in. any desired direction with the other foot raised in the air.


8) What does Devant mean in ballet?


In ballet devant [duh-VAHN] means in front. This term may refer to a step, movement or the placing of a leg in front of the body.


9) What does tendu mean in ballet?


Tendu in ballet means to stretch, a French term. This is one of the first ballet terms a dancer might learn.


10) What is a ballet jump called?

One of the ballet jumps is called jete, French thrown. A ballet leap in which the weight of the dancer is transferred from one foot to the other. One leg to the front, side or back and holds the other leg in desired position upon landing.


11) What is a kick called in ballet?


A kick is a Battement. Can be done in ballet by either high (grand battement) or low (petit battement), which may be executed in any direction.


12) What is it called in ballet when legs beat together in air by the dancer.


A Batterie in ballet is the action in which the legs beat together, usually when the dancer is in air.


13) What country is ballet from?


The history of ballet begins around 1500 in Italy.


14) What is the sixth position in ballet?


Sixth position of ballet is feet in parallel, reinforcement of alignment.


15) What does arabesque mean in ballet?


In ballet arabesque is a position. The arabesque is a body position in which the weight of the body is supported on one leg, while the other leg is extended in back with the knee straight.


16) What does Royale mean in ballet?


In ballet Royale is a term. The dancer jumps in the air and beats their legs once before changing the position of their feet then landing. When the dancer lands a royale jump, the leg that started in front should finish in back.


17) What does Chaine mean in ballet?


Chaine ballet is a series of short, usually fast turns by which a ballet dancer moves across the stage.


18) What is the easiest ballet turn?

In ballet some would say the easiest ballet turn is a pirouette (French for “turning”) is a simple ballet turn in which the ballerina spins 360 degrees on one foot. Pirouettes can be done “en dehors,” when you spin away from the supporting leg, or “en dedans,” when you spin toward the supporting leg.


How many basic positions of ballet are there in the Cecchetti method?

There are 8 basic positions of ballet in the Cecchetti method.


What are the basic positions of the body Cecchetti method?

The Basic positions of the body in the Cecchetti ballet method are 1) Croise 2) A la quatrième devant 3) Écarte 4) Efface 5) A la seconde 6) Epaule 7) A la quatrième derrière 8) Croise derrière

How many basic positions of the body are in Russian ballet and French ballet Schools?

There are 11 positions of the body in Russian ballet and French ballet.

What are the basic positions of the body in Russian ballet and French ballet?

The basic positions of the body in Russian ballet and French ballet are as follows

1) Croise devant 2) Croise derriere 3) A la quatrieme devant 3) A la quatreme devant

4) A la quatrieme derriere 5) A la seconde 6) Ecarte devant 7) Ecarte derriere

8) Efface devant 9) Efface derriere 10) Epaule devant 11) Epaule derriere






What type of music is used for ballet?

classical music

Many classical ballet works are performed with a classical music accompaniment.


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