Definition of petit battement in US English:

petit battement


  • A movement in which one leg is extended and lightly moved forward and backward from the ankle of the supporting leg.

    • ‘A kick, either high (grand battement) or low (petit battement), which may be executed in any direction.’
    • ‘We did two new barre exercises, one of them was petit battement.’


petit battement

/pəˌtē batˈmäN/