Category: Ballet Steps

Turns In Ballet and Why They Are Done

When I think of turns in ballet, I think of the ballerina in a jewellery box turning round and round. You then realise that some of ballet’s enduring magic would be nothing without those impressive turns you see on the stage. Just like those soaring leaps, turns are what the audience love to see, and if …

Allegro In Ballet

Allegro in ballet could mean either petit allegro or grand allegro. The term allegro in music means ‘at a brisk tempo.’ In Italian the word allegro means merry, but in ballet it means jumps. The term grand allegro refers to big travelling jumps and turns, and petit allegro is when the jumps are smaller and faster. If …

Definition Adage Or Adagio In Ballet

Definition Adage If you type in ‘definition adage‘ or ‘definition adagio‘ you will be surprised that it means ‘a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth:“the old adage “out of sight out of mind.”” If you are looking for the meaning within ballet you will need to specify further. The definition adage in the ballet …