ABC of ballet: révérence
Watch Romany Pajdak, Royal Ballet First Artist, demonstrate a révérence.
Révérence: A bow or curtsy. A grand gesture of respect executed at the end of a dance to acknowledge the teacher, pianist, orchestra or audience. In classical ballet dancers often take their bows in character, with a révérence choreographed specifially to reflect the character they have been dancing.
ABC of ballet: One of a series of posts explaining useful ballet terms.