What Is a Temps Levé?


Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

I’m happy to see you.

Today, we’re going to learn about a ballet step called a temps levé.

Below is the definition of this step from Vance’s Fantastic Ballet Dictionary:

“Temps levé is the very simplest jump from one foot onto the same foot with the other foot raised.”

Here is a picture of dancers performing a chassé temps levé:

Maybe this video will help you to understand this ballet step better.  Please click on the link to open the video.


After I finish practicing my  temps levé, I’m going to color the ballet picture.

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(Millicent’s blog is sponsored by the Exercise Equipment Super Store and the Healing Tai Chi Store)


2 thoughts on “What Is a Temps Levé?

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