What Is a Port de Bras?


Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Today we’re going to learn about port de bras.


The word “port” means to carry and the word “bras”  means arm.  So we can translate port de bras from French to English as “carriage of the arms”.


In ballet class, we practice different ways of moving our arms at the barre and in the center of the room.


Here is a picture of some ballet students practicing arm positions au milieu (in the center):



Do you remember what we called the ballet step when you move your foot to the front, side or back without lifting it off the floor?  That’s what the girls are doing in the picture above.


If you said “battement tendu”, you are correct.  Hooray!  You’re a star!



Here is another video for you to watch:


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



Oops!  Time to go to ballet class. 

See you next week when we’ll talk about the ballet step called “degage”.  I hope you’ll come back.





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