All About Arms

All About Arms Dance Film


This film demonstrates a simple Port De Bras (ballet terminology) carriage of the arms is the English translation.


The movements are smooth and sustained and if repeated several times can make the arms, shoulders and back feel fatigued.


The shapes that the arms make are sometimes curved and sometimes straight.


Though they look relaxed and almost gentle, there is always some tension and strength in these movements. The exercise looks more professional if the focus (where the eyes and head look) has been decided and is repeated along with the arms movements.


Key words;

Smooth, sustained, reach, beyond, regal, focus, curved, straight, extension

Please try this at home!

Stand or sit on the spot, create smooth, flowing arm movements that can be repeated. Reach as far as you can to feel stretched and elegant. Experiment with where the eyes and head focus.




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