Definition of rond de jambe in English:

rond de jambe

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Pronunciation: /ˌrɒ̃ də ˈʒɒmb
 
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noun (plural ronds de jambes or ronds de jambe)

Ballet
A circular movement of the leg which can be performed on the ground or during a jump.
More example sentences
  • It's a difficult variation full of slow pirouettes, sweeping grand ronds de jambe, soaring jetés, and meditative walks.
  • ‘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.
  • 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.

Origin

French.

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