Definition of petit jeté in US English:

petit jeté


  • 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.

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


petit jeté

/pəˌtē ZHəˈtā/