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Ballet Vocab

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arabesque
a position of the body when supported on one leg and the other is raised behind
attitude
a position on one leg with the other leg lifted and bent
balance
a rocking step
ballet
a classical Western dance form that originated in the Renaissance courts of Europe. By the time of Louis XIV (mid-1600s), steps and body positions underwent codification
chaine
to chain
changement
to change
chasse
to chase
chat
cat
degage
to disengage
demi
half
developpe
to develop
en croix
like a cross
glissade
to glide
grande
big, large
pas
step
pas de bourree
step of the bourrée
passe
to pass
pique
to prick
piroutte
to whirl
plie
to bend
port de bra
carriage of the arms
releve
to rerise
rond de jambe
circle of the leg
tendu
to stretch
tombe
to fall