Pas: In gymnastics and ballet, means step or dance, as in Pas De Chat, which means “step of the cat.”
JetÃ©: A gymnastics and ballet movement where a gymnast throws their leg and takes off from one foot and lands one foot. It also means to throw or to toss or a sharp movement that either describes a throw of the leg or a jump with a throw of the leg. There are many forms […]
Grand PliÃ©: A gymnastics and ballet movement where the gymnast stands with legs fully bent. A large bend; a movement that requires both knees to fully bend at the same time, and the body is lowered very close to the floor.
Grande JetÃ©: A ballet term used to describe a split leap, a large jump that is done from one foot to the other. It can be done either fermÃ© (closed) or ouverte (open); there are many forms of grand jetÃ© such as: grand jetÃ© attitude croisÃ© en arriÃ©re (large jump on the diagonal with one […]
FouettÃ©: A term applied to a whipping gymnastics and ballet dance movement. The movement may be a short whipped movement of the raised foot as it passes rapidly in front of or behind the supporting foot or the sharp whipping around of the body from one direction to another. There are a great number and […]
Entrechat: A gymnastics and ballet movement which is a a jump from two feet, tapping/beating the legs together and landing on either one or two feet.