Dessus

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Dessus:

duh-SEW

What does Dessus translate to?

over

Dessus is a classical ballet term meaning “over.” It describes other steps or terms where the working leg or foot should pass over or infront of the supporting leg.

For example, an assemblé dessus would have the working leg (or first leg) close in front of the supporting leg.  Dessus is the opposite of dessous.


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