Plié (plee ay) – means bent, bending – of the knee or knees.
Pirouette (peer o wet) – a rotation or spin – a complete turn of the body on one foot, on point or demi-pointe (half- pointe).
What does pas de Bourree mean in ballet?
noun. pl. pas de bourrée. A transitional movement in ballet in which the dancer transfers body weight quickly from foot to foot in three small steps. Origin of pas de bourree.
What are the 7 movements of ballet?
Terms in this set (7)
- Plie’, plier. To bend.
- Releve’, relever. to rise.
- Tendu, etendre. To stretch.
- Glissade, glisser. To glide.
- Saute’, sauter. To jump.
- Elance’, elancer. To dart.
- Tourne’, tourner. To turn.
What is a jump in ballet called?
grand jeté A grand jeté is a long horizontal jump, starting from one leg and landing on the other. It is most often done forward and usually involves a split in mid-air (also called grand écart en l’air). It is referred to in some schools as a Saut de chat, or “Grand Pas de Chat”.