First Position Arms
First Position Arms Online
Jacklyn Dougherty and Dr. Joni Dougherty Ed.D
In ballet, the first position of the arms is when both arms are held out in front of the body. The elbows are slightly bent, with the fingers curved below the navel. The arms maintain an oval shape, sloping down a little from the shoulders. The palms of the hands face the dancer. The elbows are supported and pointing to the sides of the room.