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Lightness in movement that allows a dancer to appear to remain suspended during a jump.

[French, balloon; see balloon.]


1. (Dancing) dancing a quality of gracefulness, poise and buoyancy as found in good dancers
2. a small bale or bundle



the physical lightness and strength that increases a dancer's elevation.
[1820–30; < French: literally, balloon]
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THIS was Mario Balotelli talking to the Italian press before the start of last season: "I know the Ballon d'Or might seem laughable and I might not have done everything to be the best, but it's not too late.
Apres avoir ete laureat du Ballon d'or algerien 2015 et du titre de Meilleur joueur de la saison 2016 en Premier League, l'international algerien, Riyad Mahrez, s'attaquera desormais au Ballon d'or africain 2016.