Allongé

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Allongé:

a-lawn-ZHAY

What does Allongé translate to?

Extended, outstretched, elongated.

In classical ballet, allongé is an adjective that describes a position that is stretched or made longer.  Allongé is usually used with arabesque, such as extending your arm and leg further before closing into another position.


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