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ballet terms and definitions for cechetti australia

Plier

to bend

tendu (Étendre)

to stretch

Glisser

to glide

Sauter

to jump

Élancer

to dart

Tourner

to turn

derriere

back

devant

front

echappe (echapper)

escape

jeté (jeter)

throw

pas de chat

step of the cat

petit

little

port te bras

carriage of the arms

retiré

withdraw

sauté (sauter)

jump

á terre

on the ground

chassé (chasser)

chase

développé (developper)

unfold

en avant

forwards (to the front)

en arriére

backwards (to the back)

en croix

in the shape of a cross

relevé (relever)

rise

ronds de jambe

round of leg

temps lié

linked time, step

temps levé

lifted step

tour en l'air

turn in the air

soutenu

sustained

de suite

continuous

en l'air

in the air

assemblé (assembler)

assemble, bring together

balancé (balancer)

rock, sway

coupé (couper)

cut

dégagé (degager)

disengage

dessous

under

en bas

low

en haut

high

frappé (frapper)

strike

posé (poser)

placed step

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