Avant, en

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Avant, en:

ah na-VAHN

What does Avant, en translate to?

Forward

En avant in classical ballet refers to the direction of the execution for a step, specifically moving forward or to the front.  En avant is not an actual step or position itself and is almost always used with other terms, such as tendu en avant, which would mean to tendu directly toward the front.


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