Chassé en tournant

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Chassé en tournant:

sha-SAY ahn toor-NAHN

What does Chassé en tournant translate to?

to chase, turning

Chassé en tournant is a classical ballet term meaning “chase, turning.”  This is when a dancer performs a chassé but does a single turn in the air as the feet and legs come together, then lands on the back leg with the front leg extended front.  Like chassés, chassé en tournants can be done in a series.


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