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A basic set of flash cards on simple ballet terms.

Plié

to bend

Relevé

to rise

Elevé

to elevate

Tendu

to stretch

Degagé

to disengage

Souté

to jump

Grand Battement

big beat (kick)

Ronde de Jambe

circle of the leg

Tombé

to fall

Frappé

to whip

Pas de Chat

step of the cat

Chassé

to chase

Chaîné

linked turns

Sous-Sous

over/under

Échappé

to escape

Jeté

to toss

Coupé

to cut

Fondu

to melt

Balancé

rocking

Arabesque

position in which the dancer has one leg raised behind and arms outstretched in a conventional pose

Port de Bra

carriage of the arms

Bourreé

small steps

Glissade

to glide

Changement

to change

En Croix

shape of the cross

Piroette

to whirl

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