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ballet jump, formerly performed only by men, in which the dancer beats the calves of the legs together in the air, with a scissors-like movement. When the beat occurs, the legs are extended at either a 45 or 90 angle to the body at the front, side, or back. The dancer may land on one foot, then bring the second foot down to fifth position-cabriole fermee ("closed cabriole")-or may complete the step with the second foot in the air-cabriole ouverte ("open cabriole").