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The transfer of weight from one foot to the other on the ball of the foot.
Beating; a straight-legged kick, the toe brushing off the floor
A movement consisting of four walking steps performed in a square (forward, cross, backward, and side).
Chain of turns; series of rapid turns in first position
Chased; chasing step
Small or half
A half bending of the knees, heels on floor
Smooth, continuous rise to half toe
In shape of cross, front, side, back, side - a descriptor
A movement in which the leg makes a sweeping arch through space. It crosses in front of the body and sweeps to make a half circle before touching the ground.
Movement of one part of the body
An exchange of weight from one foot to another with the hip leading
Thrown or leap, elevation from one foot to the other foot
Pas De Bourreé
Passed; bring foot to knee
A vertical jump in the passé position
Spin, whirl; a turn; Performed in a parallel or turned out position.
A movement performed on the balls of the feet, quickly changing the direction of the body.
Port De Bras
Carriage of the arms (know 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 5th)
Jump or hop
Stretched; smooth press of the foot to a point
A large jump from one foot to the other - a split leap
Deep bending; a full bending of the knees, heels come off the floor, except in 2nd position.
A classification shared by a broad range of dance styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dance styles that originated from African American vernacular dance.
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