Dessous

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Dessous:

duh-SOO

What does Dessous translate to?

under

Dessous is a classical ballet term meaning “under.”  This a term used with other terms to describe that a leg or arm should pass behind the other.

For example, an assemblé dessous would have the working leg close behind the supporting leg in the air.  It is the opposite of its counterpart, dessus.


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