Tour Lent Ballet Glossary
Tour lent [ toor lahn]. Slow turn, Performed on the whole sole of the foot. It is done either en dehors or en dedans by a slight movement of the heel in the required direction. Turns are done in all poses such as attitude, arabesque, a la seconde, and also with a change from one position to another during the turn. The entire body remains immobile while turning. In a pas de deux, the first dancer’s does a supported tour lent sur la pointe while the second dancer’s walks around first dancer’s in a promenade.