bALLET TERMS

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battement fondu

melting or sinking down

battement soutenu

sustained

battement frappe

struck

battement serre

tightened continuously

sur le cou-de-pied

wrapped around the neck of the foot

passe

pass

retire

withdraw

developpe

develop

grande battement

large beating

battement en cloche

beats like a bell

battement en balancoire

beats like a see saw

plie

bend or bending of the knees

demi plie

half bending of the knees

grande plie

a full bending of the knees

releve

to rise including a plie

eleve

no plie before rising up

sous sos

under over

desous

under

desus

over

port de bras as corps cambre

carrige of the arms with an arched body

battement tendu

stretched

battement degage

dis engaged

pique

prick

pas de cheval

step of the horse

rond de jame

circle of the leg

en dedans

inward

en dehor

outward

par terre

along the ground

demi

half the air

grande

large in the air

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