Ballet Vocabulary. Alignment Proper body placement; posture with neck over shoulder girdle, shoulders over hips, hips over knees, knees over feet

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  • Ballet Vocabulary
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  • Alignment Proper body placement; posture with neck over shoulder girdle, shoulders over hips, hips over knees, knees over feet
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  • Demi-Plie Half bend of the knees Ballet Notes 1
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  • Grand Plie Big full bend; heels come off the floor (except in 2 nd position) Ballet Notes 1
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  • Tendu Stretched; Slide toes along the floor until toes reach out to a pointe Ballet Notes 1
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  • Degage - Jete Tendu with the foot off the ground. Means To disengage Ballet Notes 2
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  • Grand Battement Big kick Example-working leg rises from the hip into the air and is brought down again with both knees straight. Ballet Notes 2
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  • Port de Bras Carriage of the arms Ballet Notes 3
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  • Rond de Jambe Circling of the leg. Example-point foot front, side, and back, then through 1st and reverse. Ballet Notes 3
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  • En Dehors To the outside En Dedans To the inside Ballet Notes 3
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  • En LAir * in the air ATerre * on the floor _________________________________________________________________
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  • En Croix In the shape of a cross Example-Four tendues in each direction front/side/back/side Ballet Notes 2
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  • Devant To the front Ballet Notes 2
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  • A la seconde To the side Ballet Notes 2
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  • Derriere To the back Ballet Notes 2
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  • Passe Means passed. Toe passes along supporting leg & stops below or at supporting knee. Ballet Notes 4
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  • Developpe Develop the leg to an extended position Ballet Notes 4
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  • Eleve To rise onto the ball of the foot/feet without a plie first. Releve Eleve with a plie
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  • Sous-sus Over / Under From 5th, plie then rise to releve with no space in legs and heels
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  • Pas de Bourree Step of the flowing. Step back, side, then front.
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  • Glissade To glide From 5th position in demi-plie, degage front leg, slide and transfer weight, degage second leg into 5th position plie.
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  • Assamble To assemble or put together the legs
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  • Cambre Bending at the torso
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  • Soutenu A turn that begins with a deep plie with the leading leg extended in a tendue position. Turning underneath yourself
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  • Spotting The movement of the head and focusing of the eyes in turns to keep from getting dizzy
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  • Pirouette A Turn
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  • Chasse Means to chase. One foot literally chases the other foot out of its position. Step, together, step.
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  • Chaine Chain like turns
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  • Grand Jete A Big leap
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  • 26. Pique To prick or lightly tap as if dotting an i
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  • Pique Turns Stepping onto a straight knee and turning on passe
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  • Changement A jump to change feet from front to back or vise versa
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  • Saute A jump that begins and ends in a demi-plie. Both feet to both feet.
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  • 30. Arabesque A famous pose in ballet where one leg is extended to the back and the opposite leg is standing straight on the ground.
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  • Temps Leve Raised time A hop on one leg Echappe Escape Changing from a closed position to an open position
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  • Balancoire Degage front and back brushing through 1st
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  • Balance Shifting the weight from one foot to the other. 1, 2, 3 even tempo (brush, ball change, brush, ball change)
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  • Reverence A bow or curtsy at the end of class to show appreciation to the teacher and other dancers
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  • Attitude A pose on one leg, the other leg lifted, well turned out and bent at the knee with the lower leg and foot opened away from the body
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  • Pas de Chat Means step of the cat. Jump sideways, and while in mid-air, bends both legs up bringing the feet up as high as possible, with knees apart. Land in plie
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  • Bourree Rippling movement in sous-sus position. Rapid steps where front knee is slightly bent.
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  • Plie A bending of the knees Ballet Notes 1
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  • Battement Beating Three kinds of battement: tendue, jete/degage, & grand battement Ballet Notes 1

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