Seconde, à la

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Seconde, à la:

ah la suh-GAWND

What does Seconde, à la translate to?

To the side, or in second position

À la seconde in classical ballet typically goes along with another term to indicate that it should be done with the feet in second position or the step should be done “to the side.”  For example, tendu à la seconde would mean a tendu to the side.

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