BALLET

GRADE ONE

Candidates may be asked up to 3 questions.

dégagé - disengage/to release the food from a closed to an open position

demi - half

plié - bend

battement - beat

tendu - stretch

en croix - in the shape of a cross

grand - large

retiré - draw up

adage - slow movements

coupé - cut/ to cut the weight of the body from one foot to the other

chassé - slide

fondu - melt/a bend on the supporting leg

glissade - glide

petit - small

jeté - throw

sauté - spring

echappé - escape

posé - step/place

temps levé - hop

devant - front

derrière - back

en avant - travelling forwards

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