What are the names of some ballet steps?


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Some of the best-known ballet steps and movements are the pirouette, pli��, bris�� and chass��. These terms, like most of the words used in ballet terminology, are French. The website of the American Ballet Theatre provides a dictionary of ballet terms and includes descriptions of ballet steps and movements.

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What are the names of some ballet steps?
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Using these examples, a pirouette is a complete turn of the body on one foot. A pli�� is bending of the knee or knees. A bris�� is a small beating step with a broken movement. A chass�� is a series of steps in which one foot chases the other foot out of its position.

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