One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural ronds de jambe, Plural ronds de jambesBallet
A circular movement of the leg which can be performed on the ground or during a jump.
- ‘It's a difficult variation full of slow pirouettes, sweeping grand ronds de jambe, soaring jetés, and meditative walks.’
- ‘When they sweep one foot in a rond de jambe, it has to be done with the entire sole and not the tip of the toe.’
- ‘‘I take students from where they are in terms of interests and then begin to teach plié, rond de jambe, and a modern dance walk - skills that follow the national standards for dance,’ she says.’
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