Know Your Positions

Before we even start moving, dancers need to know the 6 basic foot positions.  Five of the six are based in ballet, but it’s good for all dancers to know them as part of the common language of dance.

Parallel and First Ballet Positions

Dancers in First Steps (3 year olds) should know the difference between parallel and 1st position.  It’s important that the entire leg rotates from the hip joint in order to turn the feet out.  It’s fine for young dancers to use a small degree of turnout.  As they progress, we’ll work to increase their range. (more…)

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