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1

Grande plié

Giant bend.

2

Petit battlement

Small battlement in the ankle.

3

Battement seere

Accent on the last e.

Tight beat

4

Double frappe

Double strike

5

En cloche

Like a bell.

6

Promenade

Turn in a walk.

7

Promenade

To walk.

8

Penche accent on last e.

To lean.

9

Balance

Accent on last e

A step that rocks or swings from foot to foot. To balance.

10

Tombe

Accent on last e

To fall.

11

Pirouette

To spin.

12

Soubresaut

Quick spring.

13

Pas de chat

Step of the cat.

14

Emboite

Tightly fitted or boxed.

15

Jete

Accent on the last e

Throwing of a step.

16

Grand jete

Accent on the last e.

Big leap.

17

Croise

Accent last e.

Crossed position.

18

Ecarte

Accents on the first and last e.

Separated or thrown apart.

19

Efface

Accent on last e.

Shaded or uncrossed.

20

En avant

To the front

21

En arriere

Accent on first e

Means to go backwards.

22

A la seconde.

Accent on a.

To the side.

23

A la quatrieme

Accents on a and first e

At the fourth.