Battement Développé

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Battement Développé:

bat-MAHN dayv-law-PAY

What does Battement Développé translate to?

battement developed or developed beat

Battement Développé is a classical ballet term meaning “battement developed.”  From a fifth position, the dancer moves their working foot up to a retiré position and opens to the front, side or back with a deliberate motion.  A battement développé finishes by closing back into fifth position.

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