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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Terminology Tuesday Ligne

Terminology Tuesday Ligne

The word ligne [LEEN-yuh} means line. That is, the line dancers are familiar with: the picture or outline a dancer exhibits while dancing.

As we know, a dancer is said to have “good line” when they are able to arrange everything (head, arms, legs, etc.) in a pleasing balletic aesthetic. Of course this is absolutely necessary for all dancers.

In addition to meaning line, the word ligne in French can mean queue, trait, design, conception, figure, or silhouette among others.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Terminology Secret #82:
Ligne means line.”

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