• image01 Pointe
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    pointe /point/

    Dance performed on the tips of the toes

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  • image02 Port de bras
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    port de bras /point/

    An exercise designed to develop graceful movement and disposition of the arms

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  • image03 Plie
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    pli.e /point/

    A movement in which a dancer bends the knees and straightens them again

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  • image04 Adagio
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    a.da.gio /point/

    A movement or composition marked to be played adagio

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  • image05 Frappe
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    frap.pe/point/

    Involving a beating action of the toe of one foot against the ankle of the supporting leg

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  • image06 Glissade
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    glis.sade /point/

    One leg is brushed outward from the body, which then takes the weight while the second leg is brushed in to meet it

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  • image07 Jete
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    je.te /point/

    A springing jump made from one foot to the other in any direction

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  • image08 Pique
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    pi.que /point/

    Strongly pointed toe of the lifted and extended leg sharply lowers to hit the floor then immediately rebounds upward

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  • image09 Arabesque
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    ar.a.besque /point/

    Position of the body supported on one leg, with the other leg extended behind the body with the knee straight

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  • image10 Ballerina
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    bal.le.ri.na /point/

    A female ballet dancer

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