from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The technique or practice of positioning and moving the arms in ballet.


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  • Pausing only long enough to change the tape, Georgia brushed the beads of perspiration from her brow and moved to the center of the room, where she began the progression of floor exercises—from port de bras en fondu through saut de chats and pirouettes—pausing only long enough to change the tape.

    Moon Dance


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