These are some of the basic steps of Ballet.
In Ballet there are 5 positions. In all of these positions your legs need to be turned out and from the hip. First position is were the heels and legs touch the other. In second legs are inline and they apart. In third the foot is touching the inner part of the other foot at the arch. Fourth the feet are turned out and vertical (up and down) unlike second which is horizontal (side to side). Fifth position is last, one of the foot heels are touching the other foots toes. There are other steps as well.
· Tendue (tun-do) is were the foot draws out and comes to a point.
· Pli`e (ple-a) knees are turned out to side and the knees are bent.
· Arabesque is were one leg is up in the air behind you and pointed and the other you are standing on. Make sure your back is straight.
· Pas de deux (pa-day-do) pas means step and deux means two. This is a dance between two people as a partnership (the boys may lift the girls up as well).
· Relevae (rel-a-vae) to rise up on pointe (tip toe).
· Pas de barrea (pa-day-bur-a) is were one foot goes behind the other and touching the floor then your weight goes on that foots ball than the other to second then land with the beginning foot in fifth position.
· Barrea (bur-a) is a travel step and your feet are moving fastly and swiftly with your legs in one of the 5 positions and are tight (close together).