Ballet Terms - Fouetté

Ballet Terms - Fouetté






What is the term when you lift leg to front with a jump and a half turn land in arabesque?

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Reply by Odette
To:- Ballet Terms - Fouetté

Hi,
There are many, many different types of a fouetté including on pointe, on flat AND in a jump so I think this is the term you are looking for. It would be a Grand fouetté and can also land in an attitude croisé and effacé, as well as an arabesque.
Hope this helps you!
Best wishes,
Odette

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Ballet Terms - En Pointe

by Eve
(Los Angeles)

Ballet Terms - En Pointe

What is it called when en pointe the dancer in the fifth position she moves quickly from right foot to left foot like a quick dribble. What is that called?

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Reply by Odette
To:- Ballet Terms - En Pointe

Hi Eve,
Thanks for contacting me. I have been thinking abut your ballet terms query and trying to follow your description to work it out in dance terms. I think the term you are searching for may well be Emboîté sur les pointes. Please correct me if I am wrong, but this step moves from fifth to fifth and is only done either on pointe or demi-pointe. It is mostly a fast action move , so could resemble a dribble as you describe.

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Odette

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Ballet Terms - Emboîté

by jess
(NJ)

Ballet Terms - Emboîté

How do you spell ambuates? anguates?

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Reply by Odette
To:- Ballet Terms - Emboîté

Hi Jess,
I think the ballet term you are looking for is Emboîté?? If so, there are a few versions of emboîté which you will be familiar with in ballet.

The first is emboîtés on pointe, which is a done always on demi-pointe or point where you move forward from fifth to fifth with both knees straight. The next is emboîté en tournant which are quick jumping turns.

I hope this is the term you are were thinking of, if not then I am happy to help you again.

Best wishes,
Odette

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Ballet Terms - Port De Bras

Ballet Terms - Port De Bras

I was just wondering how do you pronounce "port de bras"?

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Reply by Odette
To:- Ballet Terms - Port De Bras

Hello,

Port de bras is pronounced like "paw duh brah". Like all ballet terms, it is a French pronunciation, so it is not always so familiar to pronounce.

Port de Bras in the carriage of the arms, and in the ballet dictionary it has two main definitions. First, it is a series of movements made by passing the arms. Second, it is a term for a group of exercises designed to make the arms move gracefully and harmoniously.

Best wishes,
Odette

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