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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Terminology Tuesday Elan

Terminology Tuesday Elan

The term élan [ay LAHN] may be familiar to you because it is also used in areas unrelated to ballet. In dance it means the way a dancer attacks a step – whether emotionally, physically or both.

Merriam-Webster defines it as “vigorous spirit or enthusiasm” and Vocabulary.com defines it as “enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness” as well as “distinctive and stylish elegance”.

It comes from the French word meaning “to dart”.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #50:
“The term élan means manner of attack.”

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