pas de deux

A pas de deux is a two-person ballet dance, usually a duet for a man and a woman. If you're a fan of pas de deux, check out the ballet "Swan Lake."

If you've seen a classical ballet, you've probably watched a pas de deux. The most classic type, the grand pas de deux, includes five sections that together tell a brief love story. In French, pas de deux means "step of two." Less commonly, a ballet might include a pas de trois, for three dancers, or a pas de quatre, for four.

Definitions of pas de deux
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n (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)

Synonyms:
duet
Type of:
dance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore
taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

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