Battement Dégagé

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Battement Dégagé:

bat-MAHN day-ga-ZHAY

What does Battement Dégagé translate to?

disengaged battement

Battement Dégagé is a classical ballet term meaning “disengaged battement.”  Usually used in Cecchetti technique, a battement dégagé is very similar to a battement tendu but done at twice the speed, with the working foot rising about 4 inches off the floor.


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