Dancing Terms and Dance Definitions

ecarte
A position with one leg extended at an oblique angle while the body is also at an oblique angle.
efface
A position of the body at an oblique angle and partly hidden.
elevation
The ability to jump high into the air and give the appearance of remaining suspended at the apex of the jump.
en travesti
A female dancer dressed as a man, or a male dressed as a woman.
English Tango
The style is the same as the other English competition dances, and the steps are similar Fox Trot steps with a few Latin flourishes.
enrosque
a twist
entrechat
A ballet movement in which the dancer repeatedly crosses his or her legs in the air.
epaulement
The position of the torso from the waist up.
escondido
An Argentine dance called Escondido (literally hidden for in it the female partner hides from the male) belongs to the Gato type rhythmically and choreographically.
etoile
Literally "star." The highest rank a dancer may hold in the Paris Opera.

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