Practice these positions, as they form the basis for all of ballet dancing.
The preparatory position, or premiere en bas, is not considered one of the basic arm positions of ballet, but it is used often and worthy of noting. The preparatory position is a beginning pose used to start and finish a floor combination.
- Holding your back straight and your head high, allow your arms to relax in front of you, slightly extended away from the body.
- Both arms should be rounded with your fingers almost touching.
- Relax your hands and shoulders.