The chaines turns are a move used in both contemporary and ballet dancing to move across the stage. This turn is done on the toes on a diagonal. You’ll notice that the movements of the step draw out a chain pattern on the floor. That’s what gives this turn its name. Chaîné means “chain” in French!


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