It is week #4 of our ballet session and the dancers are working hard on 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions. We introduced 4th position last week. If you are practicing at home with your dancer, here are a few tips.
4th position is a position in which the feet are at right angles to the direction of the body, the toes pointing out, with one foot forward and the other foot back.
4th position is a very important position for many types of pirouettes. To stand in 4th position, we tell the dancers to begin in first and slide one foot to the front....not too big....just the size of one of your shoes. The legs and feet should be equally turned out away from the center of the body. Just like we talk about in second position, it is very important to not make this too big. At DanceFIT we teach the dancers to line the heel of the front foot with the toes of the back.
Here are our notes this week. Thank you dancers for helping me with all of these tips.
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