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16 Counts Of The Perfect Ballet Arm Exercise




Jacklyn Dougherty ballet glossary  First arabesque: The body is held upright from the waist and is supported on a straight leg with the other leg extended and at right angles to the supporting leg. The shoulders are held square to the line of direction with the arms extended, palms down, so that the extended fingertips of the forward arm (which is the one on the same side as the supporting leg) are in a line with the centre of the space between the eyes, and the extended back arm slightly lowered so that the arms are in one straight line. The forward hand should be slightly turned outward.  Second arabesque: The arms are reversed so that the forward arm is the opposite to the supporting leg. The head is slightly inclined and turned toward the audience.  Third arabesque: Both arms are extended forward to the side of the supporting leg. The fingertips of the arm farther from the audience are in a line with the centre of the space between the eyes while the arm nearer the audience is in a line with the shoulder.  Fourth arabesque: The supporting leg is nearer the audience and is in demi-plie. The arms and head are held as in the first arabesque with the arm on the side of the raised leg being forward.  Fifth arabesque: The arms and head are held as in the third arabesque with the arm farther from the audience being the higher. The supporting leg is the leg nearer the audience and is in demi-plie.  The fourth and fifth arabesques are usually taken facing the right front corner of the room or stage if the supporting leg is the left, or facing the left front corner if the supporting leg is the right.   Arabesque ouverte: The body is supported on a straight leg with the other extended and at right angles to the supporting leg, the extended leg being nearer the audience. The body leans forward with the arm on the side of the supporting leg held in front and the other taken well back and held parallel to the extended leg.  Arabesque croisee: The position is the same as the above but the supporting leg is the leg nearer to the audience, the arm on the side of the supporting leg held forward. THE RUSSIAN ARABESQUES (VAGANOVA)  First arabesque: The body is supported on one leg with the other lifted at a right or greater angle to the supporting leg. The body is inclined forward from the waist with a strongly arched back. The arm on the side of the supporting leg is extended forward and the other taken out to the side a little behind the second position.
Ballet Glossary Jacklyn Dougherty

Ballet @JacklynDougherty In this video, we're going to show you a great ballet arm exercise that you can do in just 16 counts! This is a great exercise for toning your arms and improving your ballet skills! #howtoballet#learnballet#balletexercise If you're looking for a quick and effective ballet arm exercise, then this is the one for you! This exercise is easy to do and will help you tone your arms and improve your ballet skills! So don't wait any longer, check out this video and start working your arms! Ballet Shorts Ballet arm exercise

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