Derrière

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Derrière:

deh-ree-ehr

What does Derrière translate to?

to the back or behind

Derrière is a classical ballet term meaning “back” or “behind.” Its a term that describes the position or direction for another step or term.

For example, a tendu derrière would describe a tendu “to the back” with the back leg from fifth position.


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