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Battement Developpe: is usually a slow battement in which the leg is first lifted to retire position, then fully extended passing through attitude position.
Developpe: A common abbreviation for battement developpe. A movement in which the leg is first lifted to retire position, then fully extended passing through attitude position. It can be done in front . . . View Full Definition
Battement Tendu Jete: (Russian school) is a battement normally taken to anywhere from 2 cm off the floor up to 45 degrees, depending on the style. It is the same as battement degage (Cecchetti) or battement gliss . . . View Full Definition
Petit Battement: is a battement action where the bending action is at the knee, while the upper leg and thigh remain still. The working foot quickly alternates from the cou-de-pied position in the front to t . . . View Full Definition
Battement Tendu: is a battement where the extended foot never leaves the floor. The working foot slides forward or sideways from the fifth or first position to reach the forth or second position, lifting the . . . View Full Definition
Grand Battement: is a powerful battement action where the dancer takes the leg as high as possible, while the supporting leg remains straight.
Battement Lent: is a slow battement, normally taken as high as possible, which involves considerable control and strength. Both legs remain straight for the whole duration of the movement.
Battement Fondu: is a battement (usually slower) from a fondu (both knees bent, working foot on the cou-de-pied of the supporting leg) position and extends until both legs are straight. It can be executed double.
Battement: It is a kicking movement of the working leg (i.e. the leg that is performing a technique). Battements are usually executed in front (en avant or a la quatrieme devant), to the side (a la sec . . . View Full Definition
Battement Frappe: is a battement where the foot moves from a flexed position next to the other ankle, and extends out to a straight position, by doing so hitting the floor (the so-called frappe). In the Russi . . . View Full Definition
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