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The 5 Basic Positions of Ballet


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First Position
Ballet firt position

First Position

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When you begin learning ballet, one of the first things you will learn is the five basic ballet positions. They are important because every basic move in ballet begins and ends in one of the five positions.

In first position, the balls of the feet are turned out completely. The heels touch each other and the feet face outward, trying to form a straight line.

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