Chaînés

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Chaînés:

sheh-NAY

What does Chaînés translate to?

Chains, links

Chaînés is a classical ballet term that means “chains” or “links.”  When a dancer is doing chaînés or “chaîné turns

What do Chaînés Look Like

Chaînés or “chaîné turns” is when a dancer is performing a series of turns on both feet, picking up each foot back and forth in order to keep moving in a line or circle.  It could easily be considered one of the most basic turning step or exercise because chaînés or “chaîné turns” don’t rely balancing on one leg.


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