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#1 2012-03-16 15:34:14

burred
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"quarter ballet" for corps de ballet

One more from the misheard/misanalyzed foreign language borrowings quarter. The dancers who dance in synchronized support of the soloists are called the corps de ballet. Or the quarter ballet in the following hits. They’re not full lead dancers – they’re just quarter ballet dancers.

Men can start at that age…especially in my school. They can sign up for Beginning Dance. We start off with a full quarter ballet.
UK Yahoo questions

Even flowers and snowflakes are expected to be on point. According to Pink, this type of quarter ballet work, which is performed mostly by Milwaukee Ballet II students, is often simple and not necessarily challenging.
Arts report

Originally joining ENB as a quarter ballet member,Young said he was surprised to have landed the impressive lead role so early in his career.
Aussie times

Last edited by burred (2012-03-17 14:58:21)

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