75 terms

Ballet Test

STUDY
PLAY
En L'Air
In the air
Arabesque
In ballet, it is a position of the body, in prophile, supported on one leg, which can be straight or demi-plie, with the other leg extended behind and at right angles to it, and the arms held in various harmonious positions creating the longest possible line from the fingertips to the toes.
Assemble
Assembled or joined together
En Avant
Forward. A direction for the execution of a step. Used to indicate that a given step is executed moving forward, toward the audience. As, for example, in sissonne fermee en avant.
Balance
Rocking step. May be done crossing the foot either front or back.
Battement
Beating
Bras
Arms
Chaine
Chains or links
Change
Change
Corps
Body
Coupe
Cut
Croise
Crossed
En Croix
In the shape of a cross
En de Dans
Inward
Degage
Disengaged
En de Hors
Outward
Demi
Half
Devant
Front
Developpe
Develop
Ecarte
Separated, to the side
Echappe
Escaped
Efface
Shaded
Fondu
Sinking, or melt
Frappe
Struck
Glissade
Glide
Jete
Thrown
Ouvert
Open
Ferme
Closed
Pas
Step
Pas de Chat
Step of the cat, cat step
Petite
Small
Pied
Foot
Promenade
Walk
Port de Bras
Carriage of the arms
Releve
Rise
Rond de Jambe
Round of the leg
Saute
Jump
Simple
Ordinary or single
Tendu
Stretched
A'Terre
On the ground
Tombe
Falling
Tour
Turn
5 Head Possitions
Up, down, profile, tilt, erect.
7 Movements of Dance
Plie, tendu, releve, glissade, jete, saute, tour.
5 Ways to Jump
2 feet to 2 feet, 2 feet to 1 foot, 1 foot to 2 feet, 1 foot to 1 foot, 1 foot to opposite foot.
7 Parts of the Foot
Toe, ball, arch, heel, achilles tendon, ankle, metatarsals.
Feet Positions
Flat, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, pointe.
Pique
To perch or prick
Epaule
Shouldered
Derriere
Back
Outside Turns
Turn away from supporting leg. Opposite arm as leg.
Inside Turns
Turn toward supporting leg. Same arm as leg.
Pirouette
Whirl or spin
Passe
Passing
Pas de Cheval
Step of the horse
Grande Battement
To beat big
Grande
Big or full
Enveloppe
Inveloped
Taquete
Pegged
Epaulement
Position of the body
Temps Lie
Series of conected movements. Usually studied as part of the center floor.
Adagio
Slow controlled movements
Allegro
Large movements like jumps, turns, and quick light footwork.
11 Body Positions
Croise Devant, Croise Derriere, Efface Devant, Efface Derriere, Ecarte Devant, Ecarte Derriere, A La Quatriem Devant, A La Quatriem Derriere, A La Seconde, Epaule Devant, Epaule Derriere.
Croise Devant
Crossed in the front
Croise Derriere
Crossed in the back
Efface Devant
Shadowed in the front
Efface Derriere
Shadowed in the back
Ecarte Devant
Separated in the front
Ecarte Derriere
Separated in the back
A La Quatriem Devant
To the fourth in the front
A La Quatriem Derriere
To the fourth in the back
A La Seconde
To the second
Epaule Devant
Shouldered in the front
Epaule Derriere
Shouldered in the back