In French, Port de Bras means the carriage of your arms. The movement or series of movements made by passing the arms through various positions is not only essential for balance and executing great turns, it’s also a huge part of the expression of ballet. It...

One of the most exhilarating and fun movements in ballet can be the piqué turns. Flying across the floor, with exciting music in the foreground, you can feel like a prima ballerina. Yet, piqué's can present their own challenges. Of the different styles of pirouettes,...

An integral move for the foundation of ballet is the battement. The beauty of its elegance and control is mesmerizing. With apparent ease and with the rest of your body in pause, the movement consists of an extension of the leg to the front, side, or...

Demi-plié and grand plié are among the most fundamental movements in ballet. They are essential to the physicality and artistry of the dance form. However, since every dancer has a different body, some can improve their flexibility faster than others. Does it mean you have...

One of the most recognizable steps in classical ballet vocabulary, the arabesque is a gorgeous position where the body is supported on one leg, with the other leg extended directly behind the body with a straight knee. Depending on the context (barre, center, or choreography),...

You may hear this term in class or in your ballet class videos, so it's good that dancers learn as soon as possible what is sickling of the feet an how to avoid to create the beautiful ballet lines we all strive for in our...

Building a strong foundation is critical to any practice; ballet is no different. Proper posture ensures that you are grounded in your movements, allowing you to feel confident and strong. The barre is the place to acquire the muscle memory needed to embrace your identity...