Glissade – A sliding step, often used as a preparation into jumps
From the French term meaning “to slide” or “to glide,” glissade is a step where the hips are elevated into a jump or onto pointe, and is often used to link other steps. Always starting and ending in a demi plié, the step gets its name from the gliding motion of the starting leg as it brushes out, and the closing leg as it comes in.
Glisser – Meaning “to slide” or “to glide,” this term describes the sliding of the feet along the floor
*One of The Seven Movements of Dance.