First position

First position (feet) – Both feet flat on the foor, toes are turned out (from the hip – not the knee) reaching as far as possible in attempt to achieve a straight line from left toe tips through right toe tips.  Weight should be comfortably distributed between the heels, balls of the feet, and the toes. Watch for “rolling in” and “rolling out”, when the weight is improperly distributed to the inner or outer edge of the feet.

First position (arms) – Arms should be rounded from shoulder to finger tips into a long oval, but not touching.  They should be lifted away from the body to about belly button height.

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