Jeté battu

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Jeté battu:

juh-tay bah-too

What does Jeté battu translate to?

beaten throw

Jeté battu is a classical ballet term meaning “beaten throw.”  It almost always describes a petit jeté that is beaten with straight legs before landing in cou-de-pied.

Many intermediate and almost every advanced ballet class will have jeté battu as part of a petite allegro combination.  It is often seen on stage as well by both male dancers and ballerinas.

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