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ballet terms terminology exam I

ballet terms for Exam I, Dance 121
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  1. __ long railings in ballet studio
  2. __ should be fastened securely to keep it off the face.
  3. __ the language of ballet.
  4. __ essentially means good posture.
  5. __refers to the outward rotation of the legs at the hips.
  6. Because exercises traditionally begin with the right
    leg as the gesture leg, the dancer begins with the __
    hand on the barre
  7. The illustrations show the dancers using complete turnout of the legs, but students should remember __
    always to work only within their own range of turnout
  8. During the __ the heels never leave the floor.
  9. Be sure that the __ remains within the natural
    range and is not forced by any movement of the feet during the plié.
    turnout of the legs
  10. 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
  11. The feet must never be allowed to __ because that weakens
    the ankles and the arches of the feet.
    roll either in or out
  12. In __, the toes never leave the floor.
    battements tendus
  13. __ 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
  14. In battements tendues to the side, the movement of the foot should __
    travel along a path indicated by the degree of turnout.
  15. The chief function of the __ is to develop speed and lightness in pointing the feet.
  16. Properly done, the __ creates a lightness in the legs necessary for steps of
    high elevation such as grand jeté.
    grand battement
  17. A __is a strong brush outward from a raised position at the ankle of the supporting
    battment frappé
  18. The action of the frappe happens __, so the thigh does not
    raise and lower.
    from the knee down
  19. __ means, literally, “small beat on the neck of the foot
    Petit battement sur le cou-de-pied
  20. The most basic is __, in which the gesture foot describes a semicircle
    on the ground.
    rond de jambe á terre
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. The basic action of __--the coordinated bending and straightening of the legs—is
    inherent in many allegro steps and movements of adagio.
    battement fondu
  24. Often the shortened term __is used when referring to the bending of the body backward or sideward from the
  25. __ is torward the audience
    De Face
  26. __ exercises are done slowly and smoothly so that the movement flows through but does not stop in any one position.
    Port de bras
  27. Although this term literally means __, the exercise encompasses some slight movement of the head and upper body as well as the shoulders.
    shouldering ( épaulement )
  28. Students are soon familiar with the three positions of the body that face directly front ( __ ), or toward the audience.
    en face
  29. Once the front-facing positions are mastered, the student is introduced to __
    poses on the diagonal
  30. __ are two poses frequently associated with ballet.
    Attitude and arabesque
  31. 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
  32. Perhaps the ultimate pose in ballet is the arabesque, in which the body is ballanced over one foot with the other leg
    fully extended behind.
  33. The arms are __ with the fingers also extended and the palms facing the floor.
    extended, rather than curved
  34. Tombé is any movement in which the dancer, having extended a gesture leg, __ into a fondu on that gesture leg.
    falls forward, sideward, or backward
  35. __: A sharp step in any direction taken directly onto the demi-pointe of a straight leg.
  36. The __ involves three movements -- either three shifts of weight, or two shifts of weight and then a closing to position.
    pas de bourrée
  37. __ : A walking step executed in an elegant, dignified manner
    Pas marché
  38. The head then leads the turn, arriving __ before the rest of the body.
    back at the fixed focal point
  39. Uasually called simply __, these steps are a series of rapid, traveling turns also known as déboulés or petits tours.
  40. Literally, a "whirl," a __ is a complete turn or spin of the body on the demi-pointe of one foot.
  41. In __, the dancer must perform with coordination of the arms, legs, and head so that movement flows from one pose to another.
    adagio sequences
  42. When an exercise is done consecutively to these directions, (front, side, back, side), it is to be done __.
    en croix
  43. The __ is a relevé made with a slight spring that allows the feet to slide together from fifth position demi-pilé to a tight fifth position on demi-pointes while the feet move eaually toward the center of the body.