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Here are more complex positions than seen in the "Ballet for beginners" page. They go beyond the basic positions of the body, arms and feet:

I.) Croisé Devant

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In front. This term may refer to a step, movement or the placing of a limb in front of the body. In reference to a particular step the addition of the word "devant" implies that the working foot is closed in the front.

2.) Quatrieme Devant

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3.) Efface Devant

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4.) A la Seconde

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5.) Croise Derriere

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6.) Ecarte

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7.) Epaule

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8.) Quatrieme Derriere

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9.) Efface Derriere (Vaganova)

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Arabesques...they are so beautiful. There are many different ways to do an arabesque so here they are: 

The Arabesques
Arabesque: One leg extended behind and the arms held in various harmonious positions creating the longest possible line from the fingertips to the toes.

1st Arabesque:

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2nd Arabesque:

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3rd Arabesque:

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Starting pointe? or want to start pointe? Click the link below to learn more

Pointe