from 5th position) the working leg performs a battement glissé/dégagé, brushing out.The dancer launches into a jump, with the second foot then meeting the first foot before landing. Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021. of or relating to a movement that is stretched or held. : Le tout sur un plan horizontalement tendu et découpé. While a tendu keeps the toe on the floor, a dégagé takes this fundamental movement one step further by extending the leg up and out as the toe brushes off the floor and the leg lifts into the air. Sign in to disable ALL ads. Chaînés or “chaîné turns” is when a dancer is performing a series of turns on both feet, picking up each foot back and forth in order to keep moving in a line or circle. Tendu (French pronunciation: [tɑ̃dy]; literally ‘stretched.’) Gradually extending the working leg to the front (tendu devant), side, or back, passing from flat to demi-pointe to point where only the toes are touching the floor (tendu à terre), or only the pointed toes are elevated (en l’air). 1920–25;