Quiz: Can you dance your way through this ballet history quiz?
Can you dance your way through this ballet history quiz?
By: Isadora Teich
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About This Quiz

Ballet requires grace, strength and years of backbreaking dedication. Do you have what it takes to plié your way through this HowStuffWorks quiz? Point your toes and give it a whirl!

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In which country does ballet have its roots?
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What are female ballet dancers called?
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During which era did people begin to dance ballet?
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Where is the oldest national ballet company in the world based?
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Which famous ballet features a woman cursed to turn into a swan?
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Which type of ballet draws from diverse modern influences?
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Early ballet was commonly a part of which type of performance in France?
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Most ballet terms are in which language?
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In France, early ballet was mostly performed where?
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Which country, other than France, became world famous for ballet?
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What ballet technique requires special shoes to be worn by the dancers?
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Where in the U.K. is The Royal Ballet company based?
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When did ballet become popular in America?
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Who performed in early ballets at royal French courts?
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Which Shakespearian play was adapted into a ballet?
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Where were the first ballet academies opened?
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Until the late 1600s, all of the most renowned professional ballet dancers were:
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Which artist was famous for painting ballet dancers?
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In France, ballet was originally funded by:
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Pointe technique was originally performed by:
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When do most professional ballet dancers begin training?
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What are male ballet dancers called?
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Where is the Bolshoi Ballet company based?
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Which of these countries was a late bloomer when it came to developing a ballet tradition?
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The score of "Swan Lake" was created by which famous composer?
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Which Disney movie has the same name as a famous unfinished Russian ballet?
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Which ballet features a lovely young girl who is bullied by her wicked stepmother?
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Who made history as the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre?
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What style of ballet focuses on classical ballet technique?
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Romantic ballet was largely influenced by:
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Which country reinvigorated ballet when it was declining in Europe?
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Which famous Russian ballet is often performed during the holiday season?
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In which state is the oldest ballet company in America?
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Neoclassical ballet performances often do not have:
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Which ballet company found a way to turn Shakespeare's "Macbeth" into a ballet in 2016?
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