Finale

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Finale:

fin-ahh-lee

What does Finale translate to?

the end of something

Finale is a term used in classical ballet to mean “the end of a ballet.”  Finale is not exclusive to ballet, as its used commonly in English and it’s originating language, Italian, to describe the end of something.

In terms of classical ballet, a finale is usually the last dance or section of a ballet that will often sum up the entire story or movement.  Usually the finale is a scene that will be either high energy or drama along with equally dramatic music.

A finale can sometimes be in the middle of a ballet as well.  A coda of a pas de deux could be considered a finale since it is the end of the pas de deux.


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