Ballon - A ballet term that refers to a dancer appearing to hover in the air when performing a jump. This light-weight and airy quality in allegro work is highly desired in ballet as it adds to the illusion of ease and weightlessness while dancing.

Although it makes jumps appear effortless, achieving enviable ballon actually takes a lot of effort and a good understanding of ballet technique basics. See below for some tips!

 In conclusion, it's important to note that everything in class, from work at the barre to centre practice, prepares dancers for allegro work. The effort that is put into this work will allow for greater jumps and speed. The more time that you devote to practising the above elements, the more you will see results in your ballon. As dancers and teachers already know, this rings true for everything in ballet!