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Adage, Adagio
A French word meaning at ease or leisure. In dancing it has two meanings (1) a sereis of exericses consisting of succession of slow and graceful movements. (2) The opening secti9on of the classical pas de deux, in which the ballerina, assisted by her male parter, performs the slow, sustained movements.
Allegro
Brisk lively. A term applied to all bright movements
Arabesque
One of the basic poses in ballet, takes its name from a form of Moorish ornament. In ballet t is a position of the body supported on one leg, which can be straight or in demi pile, with the other leg extended behing and at right angles to it.
Assemble
Assembled or joined together
Attitude
It is a position on one leg with the other lifter in back with the knee bent and will turned out
Ballerina
A principal female dancer in a ballet company.
Ballet
A theatrical work or entertaiment in which choreograperhas exressed his ideas in group and solo dacning to a musical
Barre
The horizontal wooden basr fatened to the walls of the ballet classroom or rehearsal hall which the dancer holds for support
Battement grand
An exercise in which the working leg is reased ffrom the hip into the air and brought down again, the accent being on the downward movement, both knees straight
Chaines
Chaines, links. This is a series of rapid turns
Changement de pieds
Change of feet
Chasse
A step in which one foodt literally chases the other foot out of its position
Choreographer
This is the term applied ton one who composes or invents ballets or dances
Corps de ballet
The dancers in a ballet who do not appear as soloists
Demi - pile
Half- bend of the knees. All steps begin with this
Derriere
Behind, back. This term may refer to a movement, step of placing of a limb in back of the body.
Devant
In front. This term may refer to a step, movement or placing of a limb in front of the body.
Developpe
A movement in which the working leg is drawn uyp to the knewe of the supporting leg and slowly extended to an open position in the air and held there with perfect control.
Ecarte
Separated thrown wide apart.
Echappe
Escaping or sippping movement. A level opening of both feet from a closed to an open position
Efface, effacee
The term is used to qualify apose in which the legs are open (not crossed)
Glissade
Glide
Jete Pas
Throwing step. A jumbp from one foot ot the other which the working leg is brushed into the air and appears to have been thrown.
Pas de deux
Dance for two
Pirouette
Whirl ofr spin. A complet turn of the body on one foot
Pile
Bent, bending. A bending on the knee or knees
Pointe shoes
The satin ballet shoes used by dancers when dancing surels.
Port de bras
Carriage of the arms
Retire
A rasing of the body on the points or demi- points
Romantic Ballet
A style of ballet produced during the early nineteenh centruy in which the accent was onthe conveyance of a mood to tell a story.
Retire
Withdrawn. A position in which the thigh is raised to the second position en the air with the knee bent so that the pointed toe ress in front of, behind of the side of the supporting knee.
Rond de jambe
Round of the leg, that is, a circular movement of the leg
Saute, Sautee
Jumped, juping. When this term is added to the name of a step, the movement is performed while jumping.
Sissonne
Named after the orginator of the step. It is a jump from both feet onto one foot
Turn- out
This is the ability of the dancer to turn his or her feed and legs out from the hip joints to a 90-degree position.
Tutu
This is the short classical ballet skirt made of may layers of tarlatan or net.