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HBS Ballet Dictionary


adagio......................slow, leisurely
allégro.......................brisk, lively
assemblé...................assemble
à la quatrième............in the fourth position
à la seconde..............in the second position
arabesque...................ornamental pose
assemblé...................assemble
à terre.......................on the ground
balancé......................rocking step
balançoire..................like a seasaw
ballonné.....................ball-like

ballotté.......................tossed
battement...................beating
battu..........................beaten
brisé..........................broken
cabriole......................caper
châiné........................chain links
chângement................change
chassé.......................chase
coupé........................cut
couru.........................running
croisé........................crossed
danseur.....................male dancer
de côté......................sideways
dégagé......................disengage
derrière......................in back
devant........................in front
développé....................develop
écarté........................thrown wide apart
échappé....................escape
effacé.......................shaded
élancé.......................dart
emboîté.....................boxed
en cloche..................like a bell
en croix.....................in the shape of a cross
en dedans.................inward
en dehors..................outward
en avant.....................in front
en face......................facing the audience
en haut......................high
en l'air.......................in the air
élancer......................to dart
en pointe...................on the toes
en tournant................turning
entrechat...................braiding, interweaving
épaulé.......................shouldered
étendre......................to stretch
failli...........................giving way, to nearly fall
fermé........................closed
frappé.......................strike
fondu........................melt
fouetté......................whip
glissade....................glide
grand........................big, large
jeté...........................throw
manèges...................circular, steps performed in a circle, merry-go-round
ouvert.......................open
pas de Basque..........step of Basque (a country between France and Spain)
pas de chat...............step of cat
pas de cheval............step of horse
pas de bourrée..........step of bourrée
passé........................pass
penché......................lean, incline
petite.........................little, small
piqué.........................prick
pirouette....................whirl, spin
plié............................bend
port de bras...............carriage of arms
précipité....................hurried, quick
promenade................walk
quatrième..................fourth
relevé.......................rise
renversé...................upset, reversed
retiré........................withdrawn
reverence.................curtsey
rond de jambe...........circle of leg
royale.......................royal
saut de chat..............leap of cat
sauté........................jump
saut de basque..........Basque jump
sauté fouetté..............jumping whip
sissone.....................named for it's inventor
soubresaut................sudden spring or bound
sous-sus...................under-over
soutenu.....................sustained
sur le cou-de-pied......on the neck of the foot
temps de cuisse.........thigh movement
temps de flèche..........arrow step
temps levé..................time raised, raised movement
temps lié....................connected movement, joined movement
tendu.........................stretch
tombé........................fall
tour...........................turn
volé...........................flying