One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sequence of fast turns from one foot to the other, executed in a straight line.
- ‘Instead of performing the usual "finger turn" on one leg, she executed a chain turn on two legs.’
- ‘The chaine turn is also a progressive turn that effects a full rotation for every two steps taken.’
- ‘Her solo performance to the assembled guests in the variation towards the end of the Act is a magical blend of strength, vivacity and grace, culminating in a characteristically powerful medley of piqué and chaîné turns.’
French, literally ‘linked’.
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