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Ballet Quiz 3
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Bounce. Ballon is the light, elastic quality in jumping in which the dancer bounds up from the floor, pauses for a moment in the air and descends lightly and softly, only to rebound in the air like the smooth bouncing of a ball.
Ball-like or bouncing step. A step in which the dancer springs into the air extending one leg to the front, side or back and lands with the extended leg either sur le cou-de-pied or retire.
Tossed. This step consists of coupé dessous and coupé dessus performed in a series with a rocking, swinging movement.
Enveloped. Enveloppé is a rotation of the body turning en dedans on the supporting leg while the other leg envelopes or encircles it.
Separated thrown wide apart. Dancer faces either one of the two front corners of the room.
Caper. An allegro step in which the extended legs are beaten in the air.
Beating against time.
Fitted together. "Boxed" type of jeté done without a brush of the working foot.
Whipped. A term applied to a whipping movement. may be a short whipped movement of the raised foot as it passes rapidly in front of or behind the supporting foot of the sharp whipping around of the body from one direction to another.
Royal. A changement in which the calves are beaten together before the feet change position.
Saut de chat
Cat's jump. A term of the French School. This is similar to the Italian pas de chat. The working foot, instead of being raised to the side of the knee, is raised in raccourci derrière. After the jump in the air, during which both knees and feet are drawn up, the landing is made in fondu on the foot which was raised first, with the other foot in raccourci devant. The raised foot is then closed in demi plié in the fifth position front.
Assembled or joined together. A step in which the working foot slides well along the ground before being swept into the air. As the foot goes into the air the dancer pushes off the floor with the supporting leg, extending the toes. Both legs come to the ground simultaneously in the fifth position.
Scissors. Jump from two feet to one foot, named for its inventor
Throwing step. A jump from one foot to the other in which the working leg is brushed into the air and appears to have been thrown.
Step. A simple step or a compound movement which involves a transfer of weight.
In a walk. Turns slowly in place on one foot by a series of slight movements of the heel to the required side while maintaining a definite pose such as an arabesque or attitude.
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