i am so tired…i had 3 hours of ballet + two hours of rehearsals + 2 hours of jazz + 1 hour of tap and modern…*passes out*
#39, 40, 41
Q: Show me the 3 positions of the hands.
A: In first position, the middle finger and thumb are touching as if you were holding your skirt. In second position, the middle finger and thumb are slightly separated, how you would normally hold your hands. In third position, you fingers are extended, like in allongé.
#29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
Show me ________ position of the arms.
demi-seconde of allegro
demi-seconde of adage
4th en avant
4th en haut
5th en bas
5th en avant
5th en haut
First position: both arms are slightly rounded with the fingers slightly away from the thighs (as if grazing above the tutu).
Second position: arms are out to the sides with an angle down and forward, palms facing forward. The elbow is slightly lower than the shoulder, and the wrist is slightly lower than the elbow.
Demi-Seconde of allegro: arms in demi-seconde palms facing down.
Demi-Seconde of adage: arms in demi-seconde palms facing up.
Third position: one arm is in the first position, the other is in demi-seconde.
Fourth position: there are two fourth positions; fourth en avant - one arm is in second position, the other is in fifth en avant, and fourth en haut: one arm is in second position, the other is in fifth position en haut.
Fifth position: whenever the arms are rounded to form an oval, they are in fifth position. There is a fifth position en bas, en avant, and en haut.
#23, 24, 25, 26, 27, & 28
Q: Show _________ position of the feet (Examiner to chose one)
A: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th positions are, might I say “normal.” Open fourth is when you are standing in fourth position but the heels are opposite first position. Like if you had just stood in first position and slid you foot forward. Crossed fourth is the more commonly known fourth position, with the heels opposite fifth.
#22 & 23
Q: Show me a way to transfer weight with a ballet step and explain if it is a sliding movement or a movement going though a pointed foot.
A: My teacher says for a sliding movement do a chassé, and for a movement going though a pointed foot do a temps lié.
Or something like that =D
Q: Explain the theory of port de bras.
A: When one goes up, the other goes down, when one goes forward, the other goes back. (i think they mean arms, or maybe shoulders??)
#19 & 20
Q: What is the most basic rule of coordination?
Q: What is the most useful coordination in ballet?
A: Opening and closing the arm and leg together.
#12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, & 18
Q: Show me one of the 7 most used movements in dancing and explain what they mean.
A: Hint - remember the word “PERGSET”
P = plié - to fold
E = étendre - to stretch
R = relevé - to rise
G = glissé - to glide
S = sauté - to jump
E = elancé - to dart
T = tourné - to turn
Q: Identify one of the eight points of the room.
A: basically points 1, 2, 3, and 4 are corners going counter clockwise starting in the right front corner. points 5, 6, 7, and 8 are walls also going counter clockwise, starting with the wall where the mirror or audience would be. wow that make absolutely no sense… =D
#6,7,8,9 & 10
Q: What are the five positions of the head?
A: Erect, Inclined, Turned, Raised, & Lowered
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