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  1. Leaning or tilted. When the raised leg goes very high as the body leans forward.
  2. ["leaning"]. A tilting of the body to achieve an exteme picture. An example is when the dancer is in an arabesque at 90 degrees. She then pushes her working leg upward and over, pushing the body down towards the supporting leg to achieve a much greater angle between legs, often resulting in a 180-degree split. Source: Vance's Fantastic - BALLET DICTIONARY