Entertainment / Ballet / Arabesque
Arabesque: The position of the body supported on one leg, with the other leg extended behind the body with the knee straight.
Split: A spare combination in which the head pin is down and the remaining pins have one or more intermediate pins down immediately ahead of or behind them. There are 459 possible split combinations.
Tours En Lair: Literally 'turn in the air'. A jump, typically for a male, with a full rotation. The landing can be to both feet: on one leg with the other extended in attitude or arabesque: or down to one . . . View Full Definition
Pirouette: A controlled turn on one leg, starting with one or both legs in plie and rising onto demi-pointe (usually for men) or pointe (usually for women). The non-supporting leg can be held in retire . . . View Full Definition
Pique: Literally 'pricked'. A movement in which the strongly pointed toe of the lifted and extended leg sharply lowers to hit the floor then immediately rebounds upward. Same for some as the term p . . . View Full Definition
Fouette: Literally 'whipped'. The term indicates either a turn with a quick change in the direction of the working leg as it passes in front of or behind the supporting leg, or a quick whipping aroun . . . View Full Definition
Passe: As a position passe means when a foot is placed near or on the other knee. As a movement passe refers to the working foot passing close to the knee of the standing leg. When the foot arrives . . . View Full Definition
Attitude: A position in which the dancer stands on one leg (known as the supporting leg) while the other leg (working leg) is lifted and well turned out with the knee bent at approximately 90-degree a . . . View Full Definition
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