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A ballet movement consisting of one or more quick gliding steps with the same foot always leading.
intr.v. chas·séd, chas·sé·ing, chas·sés
To perform this movement.
[French, from past participle of chasser, to chase, from Old French chacier; see chase1.]
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1. (Dancing) one of a series of gliding steps in ballet in which the same foot always leads
2. (Dancing) three consecutive dance steps, two fast and one slow, to four beats of music
vb, -sés, -séing or -séd
(Dancing) (intr) to perform either of these steps
[C19: from French: a chasing]
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chas•sé(ʃæˈseɪ or, esp. in square dancing, sæˈʃeɪ)
n., v. chas•séd, chas•sé•ing. n.
1. a gliding dance step with one foot kept in advance of the other.v.i.
2. to execute a chassé.
[1795–1805; < French: literally, chased, followed, past participle of chasser to chase1]
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Past participle: chasséd
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A step from a plié in fifth, sliding one foot out, heel down, before transferring weight to it; also done as a jumping step.
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|Noun||1.||chasse - (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading|
ballet, concert dance - a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
|Verb||1.||chasse - perform a chasse step, in ballet|
dance - move in a graceful and rhythmical way; "The young girl danced into the room"
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