Jeté entrelacé

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Jeté entrelacé:

juh-tay awn-truh-luh-say

What does Jeté entrelacé translate to?

interlaced throw

Jeté entrelacé is a classical ballet term meaning “interlaced throw.”  It describes a step where the dancer throws one leg in the air, jumps and brings the other leg up to meet the first leg, while switching their body position half way around, then landing in an arabesque.

Many intermediate and advanced ballet classes will have a jeté entrelacés in grande allegro combinations, but it may also be taught at a beginner level as an introduction to grande allegro.  It is also seen very often on stage by both men and women ballet dancers.  Jeté entrelacé is also known as a tour jeté (turning throw), or simply entrelacé.


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