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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
coupe
cut
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