Flashcards in Intermediate Deck (59):
What are the five positions of the feet?
What are the three types of fourth position?
4th croise, (opposite 5th)
4th ouverte, (opposite 1st)
Classical fourth, (opposite 3rd)
What are the nine positions of the arms?
Demi second for allegro/ for port de bras
4th en avant
4th en haut
5th en bas
5th en avant
5th en haut
What are the five positions of the head?
What are the seven movements of dancing?
Plier to bend
Etendre to stretch
Relever to rise
Glisser to glide
Sauter to jump
Elancer to dart
Tourner to turn
What are the eight fixed points?
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
What are the five arabesques?
3rd arabesque (en lair)
5th arabesque (en lair)
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)
Wha are the derivatives of a la quatrième deviant?
Croise devant (crossed to the front)
What are the derivatives of a la second?
Ecarte devant (thrown wide apart to the front)
Ecarte derrière thrown wide apart to the back)
What are the derivatives of a la quatrième derriere?
Croise derriere (crossed to the back)
What does devant mean?
What does derriere mean?
What does en avant mean?
What does en dehors mean?
What does en arriere mean?
What does en dedans mean?
What are the three movements of adage?
Dégagé en tournant a terre
Fouette en lair
Developpe en tournes en dehors
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)
What does au milieu mean?
In the centre
What does autour de la salle mean?
Around the room
What does ballon mean?
What does ballone mean?
A light jump on one leg, or ball like
What does bettement mean?
What does batterie mean?
What does brise mean?
What does cabriole mean?
What does chaine mean?
Link or strike together
What does cou de pied mean?
Neck of foot
What does couru mean?
What does de cote mean?
To the side
What does Demi mean?
What does Demi-contretemps mean?
Half against time
What does Demi 2nd mean?
What does Demi pile mean?
Half bending action
What does dessus mean?
What does detourne mean?
What does emboite mean?
What does en diagnologale mean?
On a diagonal
What does entrechat quatre?
Interweaving 4 times
What does entrechat Royale mean?
What does entrechat trois mean?
Interweaving 3 times
What does foutte mean?
What does grand preparation mean?
What does la barre mean?
What does opposition mean?
What does pas de beouree mean?
Cramped step (step of bouree)
What does petits tours mean?
What does pirouette mean?
What does reverence mean?
Gracious bow or curtsy
What does Royale mean?
What does sousou mean?
What does tombe mean?