Definition of petit jeté in English:

petit jeté

noun

Ballet
  • A jump in which a dancer brushes one leg out to the side in the air then brings it back in again and lands on it with the other leg lifted and bent behind the body.

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    • ‘If one has done a petit jeté preceding the assemblé the foot will be coming from coupé.’
    • ‘Pointing and flexing of alternate feet is the 1st step toward learning the coordination of the feet necessary for petit jeté.’