Ballet Terminology Study Guide 3rd-5th Grade ONLY

   Ballet Terminology Study Guide

 

adagio:   Slow Movements.

 

allegro:  Fast movements.

 

Battement: Kick

 

cambré:   “Bending of the Body”

 

chaînés:   “Linked like a chain”.

 

changement:    “Changing the feet”.

 

chassé:   “To chase”

 

coupé:   “To cut”.

 

dedans, en:    Inward. “In the pond”

 

dégagé:   “To disengage”.

 

dehors, en:  Outward.   “Out the door”

 

demi:   Half or Small

 

derrière:   Behind.

 

devant:   In front.

 

dèveloppé:   A large, slow leg gesture.

 

fondu:   “Melted”.

 

frappé:  “ To Strike. “

 

glissade:   “Slide or glide”.

 

grand:   Big or Large

 

jeté:    A “throwing step” or Jump

 

pas de chat:    “Step of the cat”.

 

passé:  To pass.

 

piqué:   “Pricked”.

 

Piroutté:  “Whirl or spin”.

 

plié:   To Bend

 

promenade:   A slow pivot of the body while standing on one leg.

 

relevé:  To Rise

 

reverence: Bow

 

ronde de jambe:    Round of the Leg.  

 

Seconde, a la:  second

 

tendu:   “To Stretch.”