Royale

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Royale:

Roh-YAL

Royale is a classical ballet term that describes when a dancer jumps in the air and beats their legs once before changing the position of their feet and landing.  When the dancer lands this jump, the leg that started in front should now be in back.

A royale is considered a petit allegro or medium allegro jumping step and is often done in ballet classes for intermediate to professional levels.  Often times students are taught royale before jumps with more beats, such as entrechat quatre.

 


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