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Centre Work
Centre work
Tracy Wicklund
After enough exercises have been performed at the barre to warm up your body, your ballet instructor will instruct you to move to the center of the room for "centre work." Centre work usually begins with port de bras, or carriage of the arms. During port de bras, you will learn how to make your arm movements flow and coordinate the movements with your head and body.

While practicing the arm positions of ballet, try to make each movement flow smoothly from one pose to the next. Never jerk your arms or hurry between movements...strive for smooth continuity.

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