Glissade

 

Glissade – A gliding step.  It should be executed in a smooth, flowing motion, and the feet should barely leave the ground. The accent is on the closure of the feet into fifth or fourth.  From fifth in plie, extend one leg to the side and low to the ground, press the floor and extend the other leg in the air, so now both are stretched in matching positions and extended towards the floor, but barely off the floor.  Next, the dancer lands on the first leg in plie, leaving the second outstretched, and quickly closes to fifth plie.

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