Tag Archives: Ballet

Pas: In gymnastics and ballet, means step or dance, as in Pas De Chat, which means “step of the cat.”

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Jeté: 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 … Continue reading

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Grand Plié: 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 … Continue reading

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Grande Jeté: 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 fermé (closed) or ouverte (open); there are many forms of grand jeté … Continue reading

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Fouetté: 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 … Continue reading

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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.

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