Pronunciation: (ā"sha-pā', ā-shap'ā; Fr. ā-sha-pā'), [key]
—pl. é•chap•pésPronunciation: (ā"sha-pāz', ā-shap'āz; Fr. ā-sha-pā'). [key]
a ballet movement in which the dancer jumps from the fifth position and lands on the toes or the balls of the feet in the second position.
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