Meaning of temps levé in English:

temps levé

Pronunciation /ˌtã ləˈveɪ/

nounplural noun temps levés/ˌtã ləˈveɪ/

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

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


French, literally ‘raised time’.