Definition of grand battement in English:

grand battement


  • A movement in which both legs are kept straight and one leg is kicked outwards from the body and in again.

    • ‘I don't have a barre or anything, but my chest of drawers is about the perfect size for leg stretches, and I just hold onto my windowsill when I do pliés, tendus, grand battements, all those things.’
    • ‘However, steps that require an extreme range of motion like a port de bras, grand battement, or arabesque sometimes can cause back injuries.’
    • ‘He often left grand battement for the center to save time.’
    • ‘And the pianist played the same music for each individual step - always Burgmuller for the grand battement.’


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