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There are six basic arms positions in ballet. These are simply called first, second, third, fourth, fifth and bras bas. Below I will explain in detail how each position should feel when you are dancing so that you can execute them correctly. BRAS BAS: The term bras bas means low arm in French. Therefore the arms are down in front of the body making an oval shape. The arms should be slightly away from the body and not touching the tops of the thighs. A flat upper back should also be…

Ballet Moves for Beginners – TOP 9 Ballet Exercises for Tone the Muscles

There are 9 ballet movements for beginners. Read this article if you want to start your dance career as a ballerina and try to do it.

Plié means “bent” or “bending,” and is when one or both knees are bent while legs and feet remain turned out, and are done in first, second, fourth and fifth positions. There are two main types of pliés, demi and grand, which George Mason University’s dance department defined as follows:

It's important to get dancers (especially little ones) started learning important dance vocabulary early on! Here's a list of ballet terms for beginners.