Because ballet became formalized in France, a significant part of ballet
terminology is in the French language. Contents. Top; A; B; C; D; E; F; G ... The
working leg is thrust into the air, the underneath leg follows and beats against the
first leg, sending it higher. The landing is then made on the ... The working leg
may be crossed to the front (devant) or to the back (derrière). Croisé is used in
the third, fourth, ...