Bourr�e step. Pas de bourr�e is done dessous, dessus,
devant, derri�re, en avant, en arri�re and en tournant, en dedans and en dehors,
on the point or demi-pointe.
["bourr�e step," the bourr�e being an old folk dance]. This term has at least
two meanings. 1. One of the simplest connecting steps, used to link other steps
in a combination. The commonest form is probably the pas de bourr�e dessous.
Assume your right foot is in front: left foot on half pointe; step on it and put
your weight on it; move the right foot to the side, transfer your weight to it
(also in relev�); move the left foot to the front of the right and put your
weight on both feet in a pli�. 2. (properly called pas de bourr�e couru,
"running pas de bourr�e"). A gliding movement by a dancer on pointe consisting
of many very small steps taken with the feet close together. When a dancer uses
bourr�e as a verb ("Then you bourr�e downstage"), she usually means pas de