Dedans, en (inward) - Illustrated Ballet Dictionary. Photos and Pictures

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Dedans, en (inward) In steps and exercises the term en dedans indicates that the leg, in a position terre or en l'air, moves in a circular direction, counterclockwise from back to front.
In a rond de jambe en dedans, the working leg moves in a half-circle from the back toward the front.
In pirouettes the term indicates that a pirouette is made inward toward the supporting leg.
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