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term applied to grand battement when executed in continuous swinging motion front and back
body at a 45 degree angle to the audience; legs are in 5th or 4th and are crossed to the audience
to jump from both feet in a closed position to both feet in an open position, usually turned out
a whipping movement; there is a great variety of fouettés. often it is the sharp whipping action around of the body from one driection to another
full swinging action of the extended leg as high as possible without distorting the supporting leg or the torso; front, side/ or back
full bending of the knees; heels release from the floor, except in 2nd and 4th. opposite 2nd
pas de chat
step of the cat; a jump from one foot to the other, bending the knees as each leg leaves the floor
to pass the toe of the working foot up along the inside of the calf to the knee of the supporting leg
to hinge over from the hip socket while standing on one leg; working leg can be in a variety of positions
to change the facing of the body by slightly lifting the heel of the supporting leg and pivoting on the ball of the foot
to rise to the balls of the feet; can be done on one foot also; sometimes called élevé when it is done without the benefit of a preceding plié
there are several variations; one is that the working leg executes a rond de jambe en l'air en dedans as the body does a half turn toward the supporting leg
saut de basque
aerial turn leaping from one foot to the other and landing with second leg bent with foot in front of shin; turn is away from the landing foot
to stretch; to extend one foot and leg without bending the knee and ending with the tip of the toe still on the floor
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