Tag: ballet terminology

15 Ballet Terms and the 3 Ways You’ll Remember What They Mean

They relate to animals: 1. Ailes de pigeon, a type of cabriole, means “pigeon’s wings.” 2. Chaînés papillon is chaînés with butterfly arms. 3. Pas de cheval, meaning “horse step,” resembles a horse pawing the ground. 4. Poisson is a position like a fish, with legs together and back arched. 5. Saut de chat, or […]

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