Balançoire

Ballet Term Definition

How to say & pronounce Balançoire:

ba-lahn-SWAHR

What does Balançoire translate to?

swing

Balançoire is a ballet term applied to exercises such as grande battements or degagés.  When a dancer is doing a combination with balançoire, they will repeatedly swing their leg from front to back and may tilt their upper body slightly forward or backwards, opposite to the direction their leg is moving.


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