Stand with feet in first position, heels touching and feet turned out, with knees straight.
Pull in the muscles in your tummy.
Tighten the muscles in your bottom and flatten your back.
Pull up the muscles in your legs.
Widen the shoulders, pushing them down and back.
Hold the arms down in front of the body, with elbows slightly bent and hands soft.
Lift the chin, lengthening the neck.
Breathe deeply and relax.
Keep your shoulders down and open.
Look up and out, never down at your feet.
Glance in a mirror to check your posture.
What You Need
- Ballet shoes.
- At first, a ballet barre for balance.