Ballet Terminology in French

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5 Basic Steps

  • Assemblé: to assemble, put together
  • Jeté: throw
  • Glissade: to glide
  • Pas de Basque: step of the Basque folk dance
  • Ballonné: go up like a balloon


  • Basic Combinations

  • 1. Glissade, Jeté, Assemblé, Changement
  • 2. Glissade, Jeté
  • 3. Glissade, Jeté, Glissade, Jeté, Glissade, Glissade