Pas de trois

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Pas de trois:

pawh du twaa

What does Pas de trois translate to?

dance for three

Pas de trois is a classical ballet term meaning “dance for three.”  Very similar to the idea of a pas de deux, just with one more dancer!

A pas de trois usually assumes there is partnering, so at least one male is dancing with two women dancers or two men and one female dancer.

There are many famous pas de troises in classical ballet including ones from Swan Lake and Le Corsaire.


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