In ballet terminology, a leap is called a grand jeté and a turn is called a pirouette. These are the most common names for turns and leaps, but others include entrechat, carbiole, assemblé, chaînés and piqué. More »

Some of the best-known ballet steps and movements are the pirouette, plié, brisé and chassé. These terms, like most of the words used in ballet terminology, are French. The website of the American Ballet Theatre provides... More »

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Names of gymnastic moves include Yurchenko, handspring front, release, blind change, punch front, tumbling pass and double-full. Many of these moves, and other gymnastics moves, are event-specific; advanced tricks used f... More »

Some of the best-known ballet steps and movements are the pirouette, plié, brisé and chassé. These terms, like most of the words used in ballet terminology, are French. The website of the American Ballet Theatre provides... More »

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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Steve McLendon, NHL goaltender Ray Emery and former heavyweight-boxing champion Evander Holyfield take ballet classes. They join retired legendary football players, such as wide rece... More »

Dancing with a turnboard requires performing a pirouette as usual, but with the dancer's foot flat on the turnboard instead of on pointe. Using a turnboard allows dancers to practice elements of pirouettes, such as arm p... More »

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As of 2014, NBA guard Nate Robinson's vertical leap has been measured at 35.5 inches for a standing jump and 43.5 for a running leap. These measurements rank him number five on the list of the 10 best jumpers in NBA hist... More »