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Definitions for Chasse
ʃæˈseɪ or, esp. in square dancing, sæˈʃeɪchas·se

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chasse, sashayverb

    (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading

  2. chasse, sashayverb

    perform a chasse step, in ballet


  1. Chassenoun

    A gliding step in dancing in which one foot is kept in front of the other while moving.


  1. chassénoun

    A gliding movement in dance (especially ballet) with the same foot always leading.

  2. chasséverb

    To perform this step.


  1. chasse

    The chassé (French: [ʃase], French for 'to chase'; sometimes anglicized to chasse ) is a dance step used in many dances in many variations. All variations are triple-step patterns of gliding character in a "step-together-step" pattern. The word came from ballet terminology.


  1. chasse

    Chasse is a term used in ballet, referring to a type of gliding dance step where one foot literally 'chases' the other out of its position. It usually involves a slide forward, backward, or sideways with one foot, then the other foot following it to replace the first. This move can be performed in various ways, with a leap or a jump, and is frequently used in dances for stylistic transitions or linking steps. The term "chasse" is derived from the French word meaning "to chase".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chassenoun

    a movement in dancing, as across or to the right or left

  2. Chasseverb

    to make the movement called chasse; as, all chasse; chasse to the right or left

  3. Etymology: [See Chasse-caf]


  1. Chasse

    Chasse or chassé rarely chassée is a dance step used in many dances in many variants, all of them being triple-step patterns of gliding character, steps going basically step-together-step. The word came from ballet terminology. It is not to be confused with The Chase figure of Tango. There is a huge variety of them in many dances: ⁕The direction may be sideways, diagonal or even curving. ⁕Sizes of steps may vary. This also concerns the second, "Together", step: the moving foot may land right beside the standing foot or leave some space, or even barely move from its previous position. ⁕Timing may vary. Typical timings in ballroom dances are qqS and SaS. ⁕Footwork may vary.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chasse

    shäs, n. a dram or liqueur taken after coffee, to remove the taste.—Also Chasse-café [Fr. chasse-caféchasser, to chase, remove.]

  2. Chassé

    shäs′ā, n. a kind of gliding step in dancing.—v.t. to make such a step: (slang) to dismiss. [Fr.]

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Chasse is ranked #11829 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Chasse surname appeared 2,646 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Chasse.

    95.4% or 2,525 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 45 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 33 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 19 total occurrences were Black.
    0.6% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chasse in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Chasse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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