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1

What is the first thing to think of before commencing the plie exercise?

The body positioning and stance are correct

2

How do you rise in the plie exercise?

By the pressure of the insteps

3

What should you be feeling before each port de bras?

A feeling of uplift

4

Which 4th do you use?

Croise

5

Why do you take the arms to demi-second on the introduction?

To breath and prepare for the exercise

6

What does pique mean?

To pick up sharply

7

What is a battement tendu jete?

A battement tendu that slightly lifts off the ground

8

What is an assemble soutenu?

A circular movement traced on the ground with the pointed toe and a fully arched instep

9

What must you take care to do in all fondus?

To support the supporting ankle and not to roll on the big toe

10

Which arm is high in 1st arabesque?

The arm on the side opposite the working leg

11

Which arm is high in 2nd arabesque?

The arm on the same side as the working leg

12

In this position, is the working leg a terre or en l'air? (1st,2nd arabesque)

It may be either

13

Is the working leg bent or straight? (of arabesque)

Straight

14

What must you do in a battement fondu?

Stretch both legs simultaneously

15

How many ways of doing rond de jambe en l'air are there?

Two: en dehor and en dedans, which may be single or double

16

Is there any movement in the working thigh in rond de jambe en l'air?

No. The leg is controlled in the hip socket, the thigh is still and the movement is executed from the knee only

17

What do you try to think of regarding the pelvic region?

To lift the weight of the body up, off the hips

18

What is a petit battement sur le cou-de-pied?

A preparatory step for batterie - similar to a battement frappe, but diminished in size and increased in speed

19

How many ways are there to execute petit battements?

Two: On a flat supporting foot and demi-pointe

20

Where is the working foot in releve en arriere?

The toes are immediately under the supporting knee, not across

21

Where is the working foot in releve en avant?

The same position as en arriere

22

Where is a rotation?

To rotate the leg in the hip socket and turn toward the working leg

23

Are you on a straight or a bent supporting leg in rotation in developpe 2 exercise?

A straight leg

24

What position do you pass through in battement en cloche?

1st position, where the heel is lowered

25

How many ways of rising onto demi pointe are there?

Two: by instep pressure or snatch

26

How do you alight?

In a demi plie

27

What is the position of the working foot in releve derriere?

The heel touches the supporting leg and the toes are held away

28

Where is the foot placed in pas de bourree pique?

Under the supporting knee, not at the side of the leg

29

What is efface devant?

When the body is turned towar dthe working leg

30

What is ecarte devant?

When the body is turned away from the working leg

31

What is arabesque a dos?

When the dancer shows 1st arabesque in croise position with the head over the forward shoulder

32

Where are you facing in preparation for pirouette en dedans?

Croise

33

What does croise mean?

Crossed

34

What does ouverte mean?

Opened

35

Which arm is crossed in 3rd position?

The arm on the same side as the front foot

36

Which arm is crossed in 3rd opposition?

The arm on the opposite side of the front foot

37

What is a grand rond de jambe en dehors?

When the leg is carried en l'air from 4th devant or derriere to 2nd position

38

What does promenade mean?

To pivot around

39

In which direction does pas de basque travel?

4th croise

40

How do we alight from all elevation work?

Into a demi plie

41

In which exercise do we have a fouette movement?

In fouette raccourci

42

Where are the arms in fouette raccourci?

2nd position on the coupe and 3rd position on the fouette

43

What does de cote mean?

To travel sideways

44

What is a retire saute?

From 5th position the drawing up of one foot at the side with a temps leve on the other foot

45

What is an en echappe saute battu?

An entrechat quatre alighting in 2nd position

46

What is an echappe saute battu change?

An entrechat quatre, alighting in 2nd position and execution a beat as you come back with the opposite foot

47

What is a brise?

An assemble beaten and travelled slightly

48

What is a royale?

A changement with a parting and beating of the feet before changing.

49

What is a demi-contretempe?

A temps leve and a chasse

50

What is a soussus?

A snach onto demi or full pointe with the front foot covering the back foo

51

What is couru?

To bourre or run

52

What must we ensure in coupe fouette raccourci in pointe exercise number six?

To place the supporting foot on pointe directly underneath the body

53

What is the placing of pas de bourre pique?

The working foot is placed either in front or behind the supporting leg, not in retire position at the side

54

Are the legs bent or straight as you close in glissades on pointe?

They are straight

55

What is the movement of the feet in a courru?

The back foot closes, making the front foot move. We do not step forward and then closed the back foot