Croisé

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Croisé:

crwah-zay

What does Croisé translate to?

crossed

Croisé is a classical ballet term meaning “crossed.”  Croisé is one of the directions of épaulement.  Basically, a croisé position is when the legs appear crossed from the audience.  This can be done in croisé derriére or croisé efface, or back and front.

Croisé is used to describe any position of the body and legs, so a grande jeté could be done croisé, but also effacé.

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