Failli

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Failli:

fai-yee

What does Failli translate to?

Giving way

Failli is a classical ballet term describing a step where the dancer seems to degage each leg to the front immediately after the other with a small jump.  A failli is usually done as a preperation step for jumps and is considered an in-between step.

Because of the nature of a failli, it helps a dancer gain more ballon for a jump, giving them a good rhythm to really take off from the floor.

 

 

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