Cloche, en

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Cloche, en:

ahn clawsh

What does Cloche, en translate to?

like a bell

En cloche is a ballet term that means “like a bell.”  It is usually used as “battement en cloche which has the dancer going back and forth between battement front and back, passing through first position.

En cloche gets the term because as the leg goes back and forth between front and back positions, it looks like a bell that is rocking back and forth to make its sound.

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