Manèges is a classical ballet term meaning “circular.” It describes when a dancer does steps in a circular pattern around the stage.
Usually, manèges will be a reptetition of one or two steps, but can also be a combination of several. For example, a coupé jeté manèges is typically done by a male dancer in a coda of a classical pas de deux. Ballerinas will often do piqué manèges in a variation or also in a coda.
Audiences tend to like manèges because they see a dancer perform a series of steps several times in a row which has increased difficulty.