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Ballet Terms

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Last updatedNovember 13, 2018
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"step of the cat"
pas de chat
the leg extended, with foot pointed, in any direction
tendu
position with straight leg extended, balanced on the other leg, and arms complimentary to the leg
arabesque
the general term for dancers dancing on the tips of their toes
en pointe
preparation for a combination of movements
preparation
a turn with heel on floor; OR a turning around in a position of a ballerina by a cavalier
promenade
a jump involving throwing
jete
to the back
derriere
jump with two legs attaching in air; no traveling
assemble
a partnering of a ballerina and a danseur
pas de deux
a falling step
tombe
to the outside
en de hors
jump in fifth position and the feet switching positions
changement
a whipping movement
fouette
working foot placed between base of calf and top of the ankle on other leg
sur le coup-de-pied
crossed
croise
a turn by a dancer, usually with their leg in retire
pirouette
movements done all the way around, in the shape of a cross
en croix
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facing the front
en face
"circle of the leg"
rond de jambe
a gliding jump
glissade
to the front
devant
working leg brought up the other to the knee and opened to a position
developpe
a jump where the legs switch position twice before landing
entreche quatre
a jump in general
saute
dancer raised on toes
releve
to the inside
en de dans
striking with the foot
frappe
a movement that can be described as "pricking"
pique
movement in the form of a curtsey or bow to show respect and thanks to audience or instructor
reverence
the position of the leg, with knee bent, against the other knee
retire
the movement to achieve this position
passe
"beating steps"
pas de bouree
to the second OR to the side
a la seconde
movement of the arms
port de bras
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level 44
Oct 18, 2018
sauté has one e
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level 51
Nov 13, 2018
Oops, it should be fixed now.