A ballet dancer performing a renverse will bend their body from the waist,both sideways and backwards, with the head following the movement of the body. A renverse takes place during a turn and only applies to three steps: a pirouette, a pas de bourree en tournant and a detourne. There are different types of renverse which are renverse en dehors, turning outward, and renverse en ecarte, thrown wide apart. Both of these types of renverses are commonly done in adagio exercises in class during center. In ballet classes in America, the different varieties of renverses are usually just called renverse.
A ballet dancer can execute a renverse both solo and partnered and has a very round, expansive feel. Renverses are very often done by both male and female dancers in variations.