Fermé

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Fermé:

fehr-may

What does Fermé translate to?

closed

Fermé is a classical ballet term meaning “closed.”  It is used along with other terms to describe how the legs are or are ending in a step.  For example, a sissone fermé is when a dancer jumps into the air in a sissone and closes to both feet in fifth position.  This jumping and landing in a fifth position looks like the legs and feet have “closed.”

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