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  1. Sudden leap; a jump from two feet to two feet with the legs held tightly together - the movement can be done with the body held straight or with the upper torso bent backwards (de poisson).
  2. ["sudden leap"]. A jump from both feet to both feet. Beginning in 5th croisé, the feet push off the floor so that the body flies forward with feet pointed and legs together. Before the jump, the body inclines forward, and then during the jump bends forcefully back, so that the legs remain at the back. The movement ends in 5th croisé. The arms are free and depend only on the design of what is being sought after; when studying, they usually begin in preparatory, come up to first during the jump, and end in preparatory again. Source: Vance's Fantastic - BALLET DICTIONARY