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ballet positions arms feet

Exam questions for Fundamentals of Ballet DAN 121 Exam 1
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  1. arms demi second
  2. arms fifth en bas
  3. position à la quatrième derrère
  4. position à la quatrième devant
  5. position à la seconde
  6. position croisé derrère
  7. position croisé devant
  8. position écarté derrère
  9. position écarté devant
  10. position effacé derrère
  11. position effacé devant
  12. arms fifth en haut
  13. arms first
  14. arms fourth en avant
  15. arms fourth en haut
  16. arms second
  17. arms third
  18. feet fourth from 1st
  19. feet fourth from 3rd
  20. feet third
  21. feet fifth
  22. in ballet essentially means good posture.
  23. 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 ?? .
    élevé relevé
  24. The feet must never be allowed ?? because that weakens
    the ankles and the arches of the feet.
    to roll either in or out
  25. In ?? , the toes never leave the floor.
    battements tendus
  26. 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.
    Battements dégagé
  27. In battements tendues to the side, the movement of the
    foot should travel ??
    along a path indicated by the degree of turnout
  28. The chief function of the ?? is to develop speed and lightness in pointing the feet
  29. Properly done, the ?? creates a lightness in the legs necessary for steps of
    high elevation such as grand jeté
    grand battement
  30. A ?? is a strong brush outward from a raised position at the ankle of the supporting
    battment frappé
  31. action of the frappe ?? so the thigh does not
    raise and lower.
    happens from the knee down
  32. means, literally, “small beat on the neck of the foot.”
    Petit battement sur le cou-de-pied
  33. The most basic is ?? , in which the gesture foot describes a semicircle on the ground.
    rond de jambe á terre
  34. The ?? is a “withdrawing” of the gesture foot from
    the floor until it touches the front, side, or back of the supporting knee.
    battement retiré
  35. 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.
  36. The basic action of ??--the coordinated bending and straightening of the legs—is
    inherent in many allegro steps and movements of adagio.
    battement fondu
  37. The shortened term ?? is used when referring to the bending of the body from thewaist.
  38. is toward the audience.
    de face
  39. Positions of the body that face directly front, ??.
    en face
  40. are two poses most frequently associated with ballet.
    attitude and arabesque
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. is a sharp step in any direction taken directly onto the demi-pointe of a straight leg.
  44. The ? involves three movements either three shifts of weight, or two shifts of weight and then a closing to position.
    pas de bourrée
  45. The arabesque, ... balanced over one foot with the othe leg ??.
    fully extended behind
  46. A walking step.
    pas Marché