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Enrosque
A twist.

Entrechat
A ballet movement in which the dancer repeatedly crosses his or her legs in the air.

Epaulement
The position of the torso from the waist up.

East Coast Swing        
A subset of Swing derived from Lindy Hop and Jitterbug, making use of refined (American Style) ballroom technique.

English style    
The internationally recognized style of ballroom dancing as originally established and codified by the English.

Envelope         
An action whereby the free foot is pointed forward, lifted off of the floor with the leg straight, and then, by bending the knee of the free foot, drawn inward toward the knee of the supporting leg.