Create
Learn
Share

Ballet Terms

rename
pofalufa's version from 2017-09-29 02:32

Vocab Quiz 1

TermDefinition
port de brascarriage of the arms, a movement or series made by passing the arm through positions
pliéto bend
demi pliéhalf- bend of the knees
grand pliéfull bending of the knees
tenduto stretch
battement tendubattement stretched
dégagéto disengage
battement dégagétwice the speed of battement tendu, foot raises 4 inches from floor
battement piquélittle pricked battement
frappéto strike
rond de jambecircle of the leg
grand battementbig beat
cou-de-pied "neck" of the foot, between the ankle and the base of the calf
retiréwithdrawn, thigh is raised to second position with toe resting on supporting knee
passéto pass
relevéto raise
elevépupil or student
adagioto ease
chasséto chase
temps liéconnected movement
barrebar
centerexcercises similar to those at the barre but performed in the center without the support of the bar
en dehorsinside
en dedansoutside
en diagonalstep toward the diagonal
de côtésideways
sautéto jump
changéchanged
polonaisea processional dance in 3/4 time, Swan Lake
épaulementshouldering, the placing of the shoulders
pas de chevalstep of the horse
sous-susunder-over
pas de bourréebourree step, back- side- front
allegrobrisk or lively
detournéturned aside, half turn
développéto develop
à la quatriemeforth postion
à la secondesecond postion
en croixin a cross
devantin front
derrièrebehind
changementchanging
en avantforwards, toward audience
en arrièrebackwards, away from audience
soubresautsudden spring
balancéto balance
1st arabesquearms out palms down
2nd arabesque forward arm opposite from supporting leg, face to audience
3rd arabesqueboth arms extended forward same as supporting leg
fondusinking down, lowering body by bending the supporting leg knee
fondu développédeveloping movement while sinking
pas de chatcat's step,
enveloppéenveloped
échappéto escape
tombéfalling
memorize