Fifth Position in Ballet


Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.


This week we’re going to learn about the fifth position in ballet for feet and arms. 


Here’s a picture of a girl with her arms in fifth position.

The first picture (on the left) shows how NOT to hold your arms in fifth position.  The arms are bent way too much.

In the second picture (the one in the middle), the ballerina‘s arms are too straight.  Ugh!

In the third picture the ballerina is holding her arms just right.  They are curved but not bent.


Below is a picture of a dancer standing in the fifth position:



Here is a video that is fun to watch.  It shows different exercises from a ballet class.   The man and woman are professional dancers.  I hope I can dance like that when I get older!


Below is a picture for you to color.  Ask your mom or dad to help you print out the picture.  Don’t forget to say “thank you”.


Next week we’re going to learn about the ballet movement called “Battement Tendu”.

I hope you will come back next week.





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