One of the first things you will learn is how to stand correctly; this is called good posture. When you are standing tall, with your arms and legs placed in the right way, you will find it easier to make ballet positions. In bras bas, hands are held away from your legs. Both sides of your body should be the same.


Feel that you have the same body weight on both feet with all your toes on the ground. It is easier to practice this when you are standing still or moving slowly. Think of standing on triangles under your feet. Stand tall With your feet firmly placed on the ground, you can feel the strength in your leg muscles and stomach. Then your shoulders and neck can relax with your arms in a gentle curved bras bas. Hold your head high like Beverley, and look straight ahead. Imagine a straight line running from your heels, up your legs and spine, to the top of your head.


Stomach muscles gently pulled in. Check your posture in the mirror. Weight evenly on both feet. Try to feel that your shoulders, hips, knees, and feet are in a straight line underneath each other. Imagine that the end of your spine points down between your heels, but don’t be stiff. Your spine should be flexible, ready to move smoothly.