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Third position The legs are externally rotated, and one heel is placed ...
Sissonne A jump from two feet onto one foot in various ...
Second position The legs are externally rotated and separated by the distance ...
Sauté A simple jump in the vertical direction. ...
Rèvèrence “Bow”. Traditional port-de-bras and port-de-corps showing respect and gratitude to ...
Relevé A rise or spring onto the toes (demi- or full ...
Pas de chat  “Step of the cat”. A jump beginning and ending ...
Pas de bourreé A basic linking step which permits a change from one ...
Pas de basque A traveling step from fifth position plié, which includes one ...
Jeté  A “throwing step” where a leaping jump is executed ...


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