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1

What are the five positions of the feet?

1st position
2nd position
3rd position
4th position
5th position

2

What are the three types of fourth position?

4th croise, (opposite 5th)
4th ouverte, (opposite 1st)
Classical fourth, (opposite 3rd)

3

What are the nine positions of the arms?

1st
2nd
Demi second for allegro/ for port de bras
3rd
4th en avant
4th en haut
5th en bas
5th en avant
5th en haut

4

What are the five positions of the head?

Erect
Inclined
Turned
Raised
Lowered

5

What are the seven movements of dancing?

PERGSET
Plier to bend
Etendre to stretch
Relever to rise
Glisser to glide
Sauter to jump
Elancer to dart
Tourner to turn

6

What are the eight fixed points?

Corner 1
Corner 2
Corner 3
Corner 4
Wall 5
Wall 6
Wall 7
Wall 8

7

What are the eight fixed opined used for?

This is used by a choreographer or teacher to indicate to the dancer where they may begin, travel to or end a dance, or enchainments. And to assist the dance with body alignment.

8

What are the correct movements of the foot?

Pied a terre (food flat on ground)
Pied a quart (heel slightly raised)
Pied a demi pointe (heel raised and foot supported on the ball of the foot)
Pied a trois quart (ball of the foot on the floor and the ankle fully stretched)
Pied a pointe (full point)

9

What is the theory of port de bras?

The theory of port de bras is concerned with the position, opposition and carriage or movement of the arms. Whether you are moving or not, the position of one arm should be balanced or counterbalanced by the other arm.

10

What is an example of balance and counterbalance?

When one arm moves forward to arabesque the other arm moves correspondingly backwards. The arms balance in 2nd position, and arrive in attitude 2nd arabesque, and 5th en avant at the same time.

11

What is an example of position and opposition?

When one arm moves up, the other moves down. One arm moves slowly, and the other quickly so that the arms balance each other in 2nd and arrive in either the 4th position or 5th en bas at the same time.

12

What are the five arabesques?

1st arabesque
2nd arabesque
3rd arabesque (en lair)
4th arabesque
5th arabesque (en lair)

13

What are the basic positions of the body?

A la quatrième devant (to the fourth front)
A la seconde (to second position)
A la quatrième derriere (to the fourth back)

14

Wha are the derivatives of a la quatrième deviant?

Croise devant (crossed to the front)
Efface (shaded)

15

What are the derivatives of a la second?

Ecarte devant (thrown wide apart to the front)
Ecarte derrière thrown wide apart to the back)

16

What are the derivatives of a la quatrième derriere?

Croise derriere (crossed to the back)
Epaule (shouldered)

17

What does devant mean?

In front

18

What does derriere mean?

Behind/ back

19

What does en avant mean?

Forward

20

What does en dehors mean?

Outward

21

What does en arriere mean?

Backward

22

What does en dedans mean?

Inwards

23

What are the three movements of adage?

Dégagé en tournant a terre
Fouette en lair
Developpe en tournes en dehors

24

What are the basic steps of allegro?

Assembles devant and derriere
Ballone simple, ecarte (arms to demi seconde)
Ballone simple, efface en avant (armes 4th en avant)
Brise

25

What does au milieu mean?

In the centre

26

What does autour de la salle mean?

Around the room

27

What does ballon mean?

Boyant quality

28

What does ballone mean?

A light jump on one leg, or ball like

29

What does bettement mean?

Beating

30

What does batterie mean?

Beaten

31

What does brise mean?

Broken

32

What does cabriole mean?

To caper

33

What does chaine mean?

Link or strike together

34

What does cou de pied mean?

Neck of foot

35

What does couru mean?

Run

36

What does de cote mean?

To the side

37

What does Demi mean?

Half

38

What does Demi-contretemps mean?

Half against time

39

What does Demi 2nd mean?

Half second

40

What does Demi pile mean?

Half bending action

41

What does dessus mean?

Over

42

What does detourne mean?

Turn away

43

What does emboite mean?

Fit together

44

What does en diagnologale mean?

On a diagonal

45

What does entrechat quatre?

Interweaving 4 times

46

What does entrechat Royale mean?

Interweaving royally

47

What does entrechat trois mean?

Interweaving 3 times

48

What does foutte mean?

Whip

49

What does grand preparation mean?

Large preparation

50

What does la barre mean?

The bar

51

What does opposition mean?

Contrast

52

What does pas de beouree mean?

Cramped step (step of bouree)

53

What does petits tours mean?

Little turns

54

What does pirouette mean?

To whirl

55

What does reverence mean?

Gracious bow or curtsy

56

What does Royale mean?

Regal, kingly

57

What does sousou mean?

Under-over

58

What does tombe mean?

Fall

59

What does tourner mean?

To turn