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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Terminology Tuesday Ramassé

Terminology Tuesday Ramassé

The term ramassé or ramassée [ra-ma-SAY] means “picked up”. It is used in petit allegro steps such as entrechat cinq ramassé (also called sissonne fermé battu, which is a sissonne fermé with the beat of an entrechat quatre). Confused yet?

Maybe this makes it clear: an entrechat cinq ramassé is basically a sissonne fermé (closed) and beaten, done with the beat of a royale.

All that being said, I don’t recall hearing the term ramassé used in any classes I attended, but I did hear sissonne fermé battu.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Terminology Secret #66:
“Ramassé means picked up.”

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