Rond de Jambe
Rond de Jambe: a circular movement of the leg; a classical ballet term meaning “round of the leg” or “circular movements of the leg.”
This step at the bar incorporates tendu front, side, and back. Ronds de jambe are used as an exercise at the bar, in the center, and the adage and are done à terre or en l’air. When used as a step, ronds de jambe are done en l’air and may be sauté or relevé. All are done clockwise (en dehors) and counterclockwise (en dedans).
A Rond de jambe is a very common step and is seen in various forms throughout ballet class and performances by both male and female ballet dancers.
- Movement Explanations:
- Start with center-aligned First position.
- Perform a tendu to the front.
- Move it to the side, then back in a circular motion.
- Back to centered aligned First position.
- Movement Techniques:
- Knee extended.
- Feet pointed.