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ballet positions arms feet
Exam questions for Fundamentals of Ballet DAN 121 Exam 1
arms demi second
arms fifth en bas
position à la quatrième derrère
position à la quatrième devant
position à la seconde
position croisé derrère
position croisé devant
position écarté derrère
position écarté devant
position effacé derrère
position effacé devant
arms fifth en haut
arms fourth en avant
arms fourth en haut
feet fourth from 1st
feet fourth from 3rd
in ballet essentially means good posture.
An ?? is a rise from straight legs to the balls of the feet. When the rise is made from a preceding
demi-plié, it is called ?? .
The feet must never be allowed ?? because that weakens
the ankles and the arches of the feet.
to roll either in or out
In ?? , the toes never leave the floor.
is a strong brush of the gesture foot along and off the floor to a fully stretched
position with the toes pointed and several inches above the floor, followed by
a return to the closed position.
In battements tendues to the side, the movement of the
foot should travel ??
along a path indicated by the degree of turnout
The chief function of the ?? is to develop speed and lightness in pointing the feet
Properly done, the ?? creates a lightness in the legs necessary for steps of
high elevation such as grand jeté
A ?? is a strong brush outward from a raised position at the ankle of the supporting
action of the frappe ?? so the thigh does not
raise and lower.
happens from the knee down
means, literally, “small beat on the neck of the foot.”
Petit battement sur le cou-de-pied
The most basic is ?? , in which the gesture foot describes a semicircle on the ground.
rond de jambe á terre
The ?? is a “withdrawing” of the gesture foot from
the floor until it touches the front, side, or back of the supporting knee.
In the ??, the gesture leg is slowly “developed" by being drawn up to the retiré
position and then extended to an open position at 45º or higher to the front,
side, or back.
The basic action of ??--the coordinated bending and straightening of the legs—is
inherent in many allegro steps and movements of adagio.
The shortened term ?? is used when referring to the bending of the body from thewaist.
is toward the audience.
Positions of the body that face directly front, ??.
are two poses most frequently associated with ballet.
attitude and arabesque
The ballet attitude is a pose on one leg, the other leg lifted, well turned out and ?? with the lower leg and foot opened away from the body.
bent at the knee
Tombé is any movement in which the dancer, having extended a gesture leg, ?? into a fondu on the gesture leg.
falls forward, sidward, or backward
is a sharp step in any direction taken directly onto the demi-pointe of a straight leg.
The ? involves three movements either three shifts of weight, or two shifts of weight and then a closing to position.
pas de bourrée
The arabesque, ... balanced over one foot with the othe leg ??.
fully extended behind
A walking step.