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en l'air

movement will be made in the air

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allégro

fast moves, sautes, jetes, entrechant, cabriole, assemble

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arabesque

position on one leg, leg is extended to a right angle from the leg

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arrière

moving backwards

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assemblé

dancer shoots on leg in the air for the legs to be joined together in the air, and land in fifth

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attitude

leg is the standing position with the second leg lifted at a 90 degree angle

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avant

moving forward

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balancé

a rocking step, where the dancer switches feet

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ballon

to bounce, jump with ease and lightness

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battement

beating, can beat against the floor or the leg

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bras

arms, usually first

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brisé

broken, leg sweeps up and meet to land in fifth, like assemble but traveling

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chaînés

chain links, tight turns across the floor in first

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changement

change of the feet, both feet jumping from and landing in fifth

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chassé

to chase, foot leads another across the floor

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côté

to the side

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cou-de-pied

neck of the foot, between the ankle and calf

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croisé

crossed, crossed from the perspective of the audience

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dedans

inwards

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dehors

outwards

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demi-plié

half bend of the knees

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demi-pointe

dancer is on the high balls of the foot

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23

derrière

in the back

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devant

in the front

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développé

developing movement, unfolding, working leg is drawn up the standing leg

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Échappé

to escape

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effacé

shaded, a position when the legs are uncrossed or open to the audience

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en face

facing the audience

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fondu

to melt, gradual bending of the leg on one leg

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glissade

to glide, gliding from side to side from foot to another from fifth to fifth

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31

grand

big or large

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jeté

throwing of the leg starting from tendu

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ligne

line

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ouvert

open, indicates an open movement

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pas

step of

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pas de bourrée

starts in plie, and steps back side front in coupe

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pas de chat

step of the cat, one leg jumps into the air and then the other follows

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penché

leaning

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petit

small

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piqué

to prick

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pirouette

spin, complete turn while the foot is in passe

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plié

bend of the knees

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pointes

on pointe

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port de bras

movement of the arms, arms passing through different positions

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relevé

rising, the feet on demi pointe

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retiré

withdrawn, foot passes from one side of the leg to the other

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rond de jambe

circle of the leg

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sauté

jump

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49

terre

on the ground

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tournant

turning

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allongé

elongated

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52

battu

beaten

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53

coupé

to cut

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54

dégagé

disengaged

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frappé

to strike

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entrechant

interweaving, like a changement but landing in the same position

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sissonne

scissors

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soubresaut

sous sous, but a jump

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soutenu

a turn in sous sous

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tendu

stretched

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