Battement Arrondi

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Battement Arrondi:

bat-MAHN a-rawn-DEE

What does Battement Arrondi translate to?

rounded battement

Battement Arrondi is a classical ballet term that means “rounded battement.” This term describes a step when the toes of a dancer’s working foot move in a semi-circle in the air, at about 45 degrees starting from front to back(en dehors) or back to front (en dedans).

Commonly in ronde jambe exercises at barre, a grand battement arrondi is the same semi-circle idea but bigger, typically above 90 degrees.