Battement Battu

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Battement Battu:

bat-MAHN ba-TEW

What does Battement Battu translate to?

beaten battement or beaten beats

Battement Battu is a classical ballet term which means “beaten battement.” Battement battu is done by placing your working foot in a sur cou-de-pied position and taping the opposite leg’s ankle devant or derriere (back or front).

Battement Battu in Ballet Class

Battement Battu is typically done at barre, during a frappé exercise.

Battement Battu on Stage

Battement Battu is not performed often on stage, but is usually iconically done by the principal female in Swan Lake, as Odette at the end of the 2nd Act pas de deux, being partnered by the prince.


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