Coda

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Coda:

co-duh

A Coda is a classical ballet term that refers to the finale of a group of dancers and more often, the finale of a pas de deux.

In the typical structure of a pas de deux in classical ballet, the coda is the fourth section, having just followed the female’s variation.  In a pas de trois, quatre and so on, the coda may not always be after a female variation but it is always considered the final section or finale.


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