Compound Step

Ballet Term Definition

A Compound Step in classical ballet is a term used for a step made up of two or more other steps.  It is not usually used within a classroom, but basically just explains that a step doesn’t have to be completely original to be called its own step.

For example, a brisé is made up of a many smaller steps, a dégagé, an assemblé, a changement and of course a plie to start and finish.


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