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Ballet theory

ballet terms and definitions for cechetti australia
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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
grand
big
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