Question: What Does PAS Mean In Ballet?

Ballet Moves

Plié (plee ay) – means bent, bending – of the knee or knees.

Pirouette (peer o wet) – a rotation or spin – a complete turn of the body on one foot, on point or demi-pointe (half- pointe).

What does pas de Bourree mean in ballet?

noun. pl. pas de bourrée. A transitional movement in ballet in which the dancer transfers body weight quickly from foot to foot in three small steps. Origin of pas de bourree.

What are the 7 movements of ballet?

Terms in this set (7)

  • Plie’, plier. To bend.
  • Releve’, relever. to rise.
  • Tendu, etendre. To stretch.
  • Glissade, glisser. To glide.
  • Saute’, sauter. To jump.
  • Elance’, elancer. To dart.
  • Tourne’, tourner. To turn.

What is a jump in ballet called?

grand jeté A grand jeté is a long horizontal jump, starting from one leg and landing on the other. It is most often done forward and usually involves a split in mid-air (also called grand écart en l’air). It is referred to in some schools as a Saut de chat, or “Grand Pas de Chat”.