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Seven Movements Ballet Terms to Know



Jacklyn Dougherty Ballet Terms to know 1) Plie Dancer bends the knees and straightens them again, usually with the feet turned out and heels firmly on the ground. 2) Tendu Dancer brushes the floor with working legs, starting with full foot on floor brushing till working toes remain on floor. 3) Releve Dancer rises to balls of working feet or to pointe. 4) Saute Dancer jumps in the air. 5) Tournant Dancer turning, using spotting 6) Glisse Dancer glides on the floor with working legs. 7) Elance, elancee Dancer darts in a fast motion Basic ballet terms will prepare you for your ballet terminology journey. May you find your CENTER STAGE. Ballet Dance World
Ballet Terminology Jacklyn Dougherty

Ballet Terms to know

1) Plie Dancer bends the knees and straightens them again, usually with the feet turned out and heels firmly on the ground.

2) Tendu Dancer brushes the floor with working legs, starting with full foot on floor brushing till working toes remain on floor.

3) Releve Dancer rises to balls of working feet or to pointe.

4) Saute Dancer jumps in the air.

5) Tournant Dancer turning, using spotting

6) Glisse Dancer glides on the floor with working legs.

7) Elance, elancee Dancer darts in a fast motion

Basic ballet terms will prepare you for your ballet terminology journey.

May you find your CENTER STAGE.

Ballet Dance World Jacklyn Dougherty

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