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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Terminology Tuesday Ballonné

Terminology Tuesday Ballonné

Ballonné [ba-law-NAY] means bounced or ball-like. The word is said to have originated around 1770-1780 from the French word meaning ballooned or done like a balloon – essentially an air-filled ball.

The jump is performed as follows: the dancer springs into the air as she executes a battement, then lands in plié with the working foot in sur le cou-de-pied. When performed as a jump, the dancer is in the air with both legs fully stretched and both feet fully pointed. Upon landing, the working foot is in cou-de-pied.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #15ttt:
“Ballonné means bounced or ball-like.”

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“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”
- George S. Patton

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