It can be difficult for adult students to remember the vast ballet vocabulary, especially when some of the sounds and phrases seem to blend together. Here are a handful of terms that can be confusing to the untrained ear, and what makes them different.
Members of the Paris Opera Ballet Dance on Rooftops
Opera Ballet School pupils stand in the foyer de la danse before rehersal for the “Générale” performance at Opera Garnier on April 2013 in Paris, France - Pascal Le Segretain / Opera National de Paris / Getty Images
Grand Entrance: Natalia Vodianova and the Paris Opera Ballet’s Benjamin Millepied – Vogue On Vodianova: Valentino Haute Couture organza dress with lamé and velvet flower embroidery. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, November 2014