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Cecchetti Grade I

Cecchetti Ballet Terminology for Grade I

French TermEnglish Meaning
Plie To bend
Tendu Stretched
Degage Disengaged
Grand Battement Large Beatings
Rond De Jambe Round the Leg
Battement Frappe Beating Struck
Petit Battement Little Beatings
Releve Raised
Retire Withdrawn
dessous under
temps leve time raised or raising movement
adage or adagio leisure
allegro brisk
de pied the foot
enchainment linking
ferme closed
positions du corps positions of the body
temps lie connected movement
trois three
troisieme third
quatre four
quatrieme fourth
grand Reverance large formal bow
en bas low
en haut high
en dehors outward
en dedans inward
exercises exercises
a la barre at the bar
au milieu in the center
a terre on the ground
en l' air in the air
dessus over
Created by: smidge