Ballet Term

Temps leve sur les pointes [tahn luh-VAY sewr lay pwent]. Temps leve on the points. Dancer’s in the first, second, fourth and fifth positions. Demi-plie, push off from the heels with a slight spring, straightening the knees and rising on the points, with a slight spring, lower the heels to the floor in demi-plie. See Releve sur les pointes or demi-pointes.

Ballet Term Temps leve sur les pointes [tahn luh-VAY sewr lay pwent]. Temps leve on the points. Dancer’s in the first, second, fourth and fifth positions. Demi-plie, push off from the heels with a slight spring, straightening the knees and rising on the points, with a slight spring, lower the heels to the floor in demi-plie. See Releve sur les pointes or demi-pointes (Cecchetti method). Jacklyn Dougherty
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