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25 terms

Ballet

STUDY
PLAY
Changé
change
Sans changé
with out change
en promenade
In a walk- "tour de promenade" is to turn in a walk. A term of french used to indicate that the dancer turns slowly in place on one foot by a series of slight movements of the heel to the required side while maintaining a definite pose
Fondu
to melt
Failli
To nearly fall; a movement that has the body supported on one leg, lean off-balance, then quickly pass the other leg in a given direction and catch the fall.
Piqué
to arouse or excite
Classé
class
Temps levé
time raised
Temps lié
connected movement
Échappé relevé
plié then springing to demi-pointe, then from first to second or fifth to fourth.
Échappé sauté
springing up from feet and landing in open position
En avant
in front
En arrière
behind
Épaulement
shouldering
Élancer
to dash forward
Ballonné
Bounced, ball-like. The dancer springs into the air, simultaneously executing a battement (throwing leg out to side), then lands in demi-plié with the working foot in sur le cou de pied. Ballonné sur le pointe is done in a pressed relevé, demi pointe or full point or when first learning, performed on the flat foot.
Ballotté
Tossed. this step consists of coupé dessous and coupé dessus performed in a series with a rocking, swinging movement
Sissonne
named for the originator of the step; a jump from two feet to one or two feet
Soubresaut
sudden spring or bound. a springing jump from both feet usually performed traveling forward and landing on both feet.
Tombé
"falling" any movement in which the dancer, having extended the gesture leg, falls forward, sideward, or backward into a fondu on that gesture leg.
Fermé
closed. indicates that both feet are in a closed position or that the feet at the end of a step are brought to a closed position
Ouverte
open to the audience
Allongé
elongated
En face
to face the front
Finale
the conclusion