Definition of temps levé in English:

temps levé


  • A movement like a small hop in which there is no transfer of weight from one foot to the other.

    • ‘The dancers perform temps levé in unison.’
    • ‘You could precede it all by a temps levé.’
    • ‘An 1817 manual described step sequences that required sissoné, two varieties of échappé, temps levé, and glissade.’
    • ‘The grand allegro is a large jump combination including temps levé in arabesque, grand jeté and tour jeté.’


French, literally ‘raised time’.


temps levé

/ˌtã ləˈveɪ/