Cabriole Fermée

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Cabriole Fermée:

ka-bree-AWL fehr-MAY

What does Cabriole Fermée translate to?

closed cabriole

Cabriole Fermée is a classical ballet term meaning “closed cabriole.”  The beginning and middle is the same as a standard cabriole except that a cabriole fermée has the working leg close into fifth position.

A cabriole fermée is somewhat common in petit and grand allegro exercises in a ballet class.  On stage, it is more commonly seen performed by women.