Theory ANSWERS - From Last Weeks Questions

Theory Answers


Remember our theory questions from last week? Well here are the answers, as promised!

Make sure to mark yourself to see how well you have done. You might even want to think of offering yourself the option of a little treat if you do really well. We like the idea of something like:

70% Correct: Ice cream treat from the freezer!

80% Correct: Cheeky Chocolate Dessert!

100% Correct: You name it! You smashed it so you deserve a treat!!











On to the answers then:




  1. How many positions of the feet are there?

Technically 5, but don’t forget there are two 4th positions!

  1. What is it important NOT to do when stretching your feet? (specifically with regards to your toes)

Don’t curl your toes!

  1. When leaving the floor for a leap or jump of any kind, and landing what MUST you do?

Bend your knees

  1. What does Port de Bras mean?

It is a carriage of the arms

  1. In Pas be Bourrée, where do the feet start and finish?

Closed. That may be in 3rd or 5th position depending on your grade level

  1. What is the difference between a Subresaut and a Changement?

A changement lands with a change of feet, a subresaut lands with the same foot in front

  1. In an Arabesque, where is the working leg?

Lifted with a straight knee to the back

  1. What part of the foot remains connected to the floor during a Pirouette?

The ball and toes

  1. During a Changement, what do you land in each time, before executing another?

(specifically with regards to the legs)

Demi plie (you must protect those knees and hips!)

  1. If you don’t keep your knees in over your toes in any movement, what will happen to your feet?

You will roll forward making your little toes lift away from the floor




  1. How many sounds are there in a double beat?


  1. Name a movement that makes a single beat? (hint: there are a few!)

Toe tap, toe beat, heel beat, heel tap, forward tap, backwards tap, brush, hop, spring…and any other movement that just creates 1 sound.

  1. In time steps, what is replaced to turn a single time step into a double time step?

The pause is replaced after the hop with a forward tap and step

  1. What movements make up a 4 beat cramp roll?

Two ball beats and two heel beats

  1. What do you add to a 3 beat wing to make a 5 beat wing?

A heel beat and toe tap

  1. Count a shuffle hop step


  1. Why does a shuffle hop step have those counts?

It is comprised of a double beat (the shuffle) and a single beat (the hop)

  1. How do you perform a split wing?

You execute a 3 beat wing from two feet where one foot starts one count after the other and finishes one count after the other

  1. What is an amalgamation?

A combination of 2 or more movements

  1. In a tap step ball change, do the heels make contact with the floor?

No, never!


So how did you do? We would love to know how well you all did in the comments section! We can put more theory questions up in a few weeks, maybe a little trickier, who knows…


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