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Entertainment / Ballet / Jete: Jete is a jump from one foot to the other (like a leap), in which one leg appears to be 'thrown' in the direction of the movement (front, back or sideways). There are several kinds of jetes, such as petit jete, grand jete, en tournant, jete entrelace, etc.
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Grand Jete

Entertainment / Ballet / Grand Jete: A long horizontal jump, starting from one leg and landing on the other. It is most often done forward and usually involves doing full leg splits in mid-air. The front leg brushes straight into the air MORE

Fouette Jete

Entertainment / Ballet / Fouette Jete: literally 'whipped throw'. A leap which starts as a fouette and then the second leg also kicks in front. MORE

Battement Tendu Jete

Entertainment / Ballet / 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 glisse (French MORE


Entertainment / Ballet / Split: A split is a configuration of the legs to a straight 180 degree (or more, oversplit), they can be done in right, left, or center positions, the ability to do a split also demonstrates the flexibility MORE