glissade

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glissade

a gliding step in ballet, in which one foot slides forwards, sideways, or backwards
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Malcolm blows scales that are really piano glissades.
10 Downing Street seems certain to be his next address; and then, suddenly, almost inexplicably, the ground falls away from under his feet, and he glissades down - but not too far.
For example, one never runs to the corner to start a new diagonal, but instead glissades, jetes, or emboites to get from one part of the stage to another.
A la force d'attraction de la neige (le plaisir d'etre dans la neige : igloo, glissades, bain de neige, escalade) qui construit un espace-temps enchante (la mythologie nordique du Bonhomme du Carnaval et des Knuks, la couleur blanche des contes nordiques, le decor du Vieux Quebec avec la Citadelle, le Chateau .
As the boy on screen does a combination of glissades, Baryshnikov dances the same, facing his young reflection.