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  1. À la seconde

    To the side or in thImage Uploade second position.
  2. Adagio

    , Adagio means "slowly", and in ballet it means slow, enfolding movements.Image Upload
  3. Allegro

    Meaning brisk, lively. A term applied to all bright, fast, or brisk movements. All steps of elevation such as the entrechat, cabriole, assemblé, jeté and so on, come under this classification.Image Upload
  4. Arabesque

    Arabesque is the position of the body supported on one leg, with the other leg extended behind the body with the knee straight.Image Upload
  5. Battement

    A kicking movement of the working legImage Upload
  6. battement développé
    s usually a slow battement in which the leg is first lifted to retiréposition, then fully extended (or "unfolded") passing through attitude positionImage Upload
  7. battement fondu
    is a battement (usually slower) from a fondu (both knees bent, working foot on the cou-de-pied of the supporting leg) position and extends until both legs are straight. The working leg can end up on the floor (a terre) or off the floor (en l'air). It can be executed double.Image Upload
  8. battement frappé
    is a battement where the foot moves from a flexed or 'cou-de-pied' position next to the ankle of the supporting leg, and extends out to a straight position quickly and forcefully, and by doing so hitting the floor (the so-called frappé).Image Upload
  9. Coupé

    Meaning 'to cut'. Coupé is both a step and action: Coupe' means to close, cut or tombe' (fall) exchanging the from one leg to another, exchanging weight from one leg to another through a closed position, usually fifth, (rarely first or third).Image Upload
  10. En croix

    Meaning "in the shape of a cross" or "the Image Uploadcross."
  11. Fondu

    Literally "melted". Abbreviation for a battement fondu.Image Upload
  12. Grand plié

    A full plié, or bending of the knees. The back should be straight and aligned with the heels, and the legs are turned out with knees over the feetImage Upload
  13. Pas de bourrée

    It consists of three quick steps i.e. behind, side, front, often ending in a demi plié. It means 'Step of Bourrée', Bourrée being an Auvergne dance.Image Upload
  14. Passé

    As a position passé means when a foot is placed near, on, or below the other knee.Image Upload
  15. Pirouette

    Literally means to "whirl" is a controlled turn on one leg, starting with one or both legs in plié and rising onto demi-pointe (usually for men) orpointe (usually for women). The non-supporting leg can be held in retiré position, or in attitude, arabesque level or second position.Image Upload
  16. Plié

    Literally "bent". A smooth and continuous bending of the kneesImage Upload
  17. Port de bras

    Literally "carriage of the arms".Image Upload
  18. Relevé

    Literally "lifted". Rising from any position to balance on one or both feet on at least demi-pointe which is heels off the floor or higher to full pointe where the dancer is actually balancing on the top of the toes, supported in pointe shoes.Image Upload
  19. Rond de jambe à terre
    straightened leg with pointed toe remaining on the ground to sweep around. "circle of the leg"Image Upload
  20. sous-sus
    over-underImage Upload
  21. temps lie'
    connected movements; plie' in positions
  22. Grand rond de jambe jete'
    the leg is straightened and sustained at grand battement height, with the foot making the circle high.Image Upload
  23. En L'Air
    In the air.
  24. Battu
  25. Sur le Cou-de-pied
    On the "Neck" of the foot. The working foot is placed on the part of the leg between the base of the calf and the beginning of the ankle.stock photo :Ballet workout:cou-de-pied sur le turn ; close up
  26. Écarté
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  27. Effacé
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  28. Croisé devant
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  29. Croisé Derrière
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  30. A' la Quatrième devant
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  31. `A la Quatrième derriere
    (accent on the 2nd e in 'derriere')
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  32. Épaule
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  33. tour jete'
    leap with switching feet in Image Uploadarabesque started with an arabesque.
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2012-01-22 01:21:12
ballet terms

ballet terms for midterms
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