Definitions for "Ballon"
Keywords:  dancer, ballet, leaps, jumps, balotte
in ballet, the ability of a dancer to remain suspended in air during a jump; elasticity in jumping.
The resilience, lightness, or spring of a dancer in leaping or jumping movements.
Ballon refers to the ability of a ballet dancer to appear to hold a position in the air. It may be named after the French dancer Claude Balon, however it may also come from the French word ballon, meaning "balloon". It also refers to the quality of jumps/leaps or allegro steps that appear to have a soft but sustained rebound from/to the floor or stage, for example, a series of balotte saute.
Keywords:  bounce