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Achieving Beautiful Port de Bras

Definition: PORT DE BRAS - the carriage of the arms Port de bras does not just encompass the poses of the arms, but the transitional movements between the poses including movements of the head, the use of the body and √©paulement. It is the foundation of the use of the arms in ballet and is the most difficult part of dance to master. It is grad...

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Aplomb - What is it and Why is it Important in Dance?

 APLOMB - Stability, Assurance, Poise  Correct posture allows us to use our bodies with maximum efficiency. In the words of Vaganova, "a correctly set body is the foundation of dance". We call this 'aplomb'. This term applied to the dancer means that he or she has full control of their body and limbs with their weight correctly centr...

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