Ballet Vocab

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arabesque

a position of the body when supported on one leg and the other is raised behind

attitude

a position on one leg with the other leg lifted and bent

balance

a rocking step

ballet

a classical Western dance form that originated in the Renaissance courts of Europe. By the time of Louis XIV (mid-1600s), steps and body positions underwent codification

chaine

to chain

changement

to change

chasse

to chase

degage

to disengage

developpe

to develop

en croix

like a cross

glissade

to glide

grande

big, large

pas de bourree

step of the bourrée

passe

to pass

pique

to prick

piroutte

to whirl

plie

to bend

port de bra

carriage of the arms

releve

to rerise

rond de jambe

circle of the leg

tendu

to stretch

tombe

to fall

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