ballon[ba lōn′; Fr bȧ lōn′]
ballon definition by Webster's New World
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a special quality of movement that enables a dancer to create the illusion of floating briefly in midair
ballon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Buoyancy or lightness in movement that allows a dancer to rise and fall smoothly.
Origin: French, balloon; see balloon.