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Ballerina: Italian for 'female dancer'. Ballerina is a principal female dancer of a ballet company. The male version of this term is danseur (French) or ballerino (Italian).
Grand Pas Daction: Literally, big or large step. A Grand pas is a suite of individual dances that serves as a showpiece for lead dancers, demi-soloists, and possibly the corps de ballet. In the context of a fu . . . View Full Definition
Entree: In ballet, the term Entree has two meanings: 1. Entree can refer to the opening number in a suite of dances known as the Grand Pas (or Grand Pas d'action: Classical Pas de deux: etc.) The En . . . View Full Definition
Barre: A horizontal bar, approximately waist height, used for warm-up of various parts of the body that will later be used in the centre and exercises for ballet techniques. Warm up exercises may s . . . View Full Definition
Adagio: ADAGE (French), ADAGIO (Italian) In song,Adagio means 'slowly', and in ballet it means slow, enfolding movements. In a classical ballet class, the Adagio portion of the lesson concentrates o . . . View Full Definition
Danseur: A male ballet dancer. The female version is ballerina (Italian) or danseuse (French).
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