pas de basque

pas de basque

[French pahduh bask]
noun, plural pas de basque. Ballet.
a step in which the dancer swings one foot to the side, springs onto it, and swings the other foot against it.

Origin:
1810–20; < French: Basque step

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pas de basque (ˌpɑː də ˈbɑːsk, French pɑ də bask)
 
n , pl pas de basque
a dance step performed usually on the spot, consisting of one long and two short movements during which the weight is transferred from one foot to the other: used esp in reels and jigs
 
[from French, literally: Basque step]

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