Pronounced [a-lay-GROH]; Italian: [al-LAY-groh]. Brisk, lively. A term applied to all bright and brisk movements. All steps of elevation such as the entrechant, cabriole, assemblè, jetè and so on, come under this classification. The majority of dances, both solo and groups, are built on allègro. The most important qualities to aim at in allègro are lightness, smoothness and ballon (bounce).