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n. pl. dan·seurs (-sœr′)
A man who is a ballet dancer.

[French, from Old French, from danser, to dance; see dance.]
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(Ballet) a male ballet dancer
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(Fr. dɑ̃ˈsœr)

n., pl. -seurs (Fr. -ˈsœr)
a male ballet dancer.
[1820–30; < French: literally, dancer. See dance, -eur]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.danseur - a male ballet dancer who is the partner of a ballerinadanseur - a male ballet dancer who is the partner of a ballerina
ballet dancer - a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
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Although Bocce is gifted with a remarkable technique, with impeccable beats and seemingly limitless turns, his physique isn't that of the born premier danseur. He has had to devise a category of dramatic/classicist, unique almost unto himself.
Having acquired Arazi's dam, Danseur Fabuleux, a dozen years ago, Sheikh Mohammed has been trying to do just that, and he has finally realised his aim-not in the form of an outrageously gifted, precocious speed machine, prematurely hailed as one of the wonders of the world, but in the gutsy, consistent Noverre, a colt who has surpassed his close relation with a Classic victory.
More than any other, this underrated Hungarian danseur recognized and celebrated Makarova's characteristic rubato, her seamless drawing out of phrases, and he adjusted his phrasing and attack to complement hers.
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Principalement, le danseur ou la danseuse doit raconter une histoire a partir de ces mouvements.
A Bulgarian dresser holds my Prince Siegfried costume, a beautiful jacket that had belonged to the great premier danseur Igor Youskevitch, given to me by a friend for good luck.
JOYEUX DANSEUR, a Grade 1-winning half-brother to the dam of Arazi from the family of Ajdal and Formidable, is to retire to Three Chimneys Farm, Kentucky, next year.
The ballet slipper is a danseur's best friend but, in the hearts of ballerinas, it's been overshadowed by the pointe shoe.
Briansky was a judge at Youth America Grand Prix and, during his career as a premier danseur, he partnered Margot Fonteyn, Maria Tallchief, and Violette Verdy.
[beaucoup moins que] La troupe [beaucoup moins que] Zama [beaucoup plus grand que] est nee en 2012 a Nairobi, a l'initiative du danseur et choregraphe John Maina.
Undeniably, there was David Hallberg, with his glorious long lines, his aristocratic bearing, a modern day danseur noble.
Sarah Lamb (who joined England's Royal Ballet as a soloist after the season ended) and Romi Beppu made debuts hi the role Yury Yanowsky and Nelson Madrigal were supportive as Siegfried, but for all the improvement in the men's corps under Nissinen, the company lacks a premier danseur to equal the women.