Ballet Arm Positions

A couple of days ago I wrote about the five ballet feet positions. Now here are the ballet arm positions demonstrated by Romany Pajdak, First Artist of the Royal Opera House.

Ballet Arm Positions

Five Ballet Arm Positions

Five Ballet Arm Positions

Ballet uses strictly defined positions through which most arm movements travel. There are five basic positions: first, second, third, fourth, fifth.

Thanks to the Royal Opera House for uploading this video to YouTube.

This video of ballet arm positions is a wonderful visual aide for beginners. Teachers of first year students will find it useful too.

If you would like to learn more on positions and terminology of ballet visit ROH’s website:

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About Romy Macias, Senior Editor

Romy danced with the Ballet Clasico de Queretaro Fernando Jhones for 10 years having reached 1st soloist position. She presently takes on character roles and teaches at the company's junior academy. This site is a testament to her passion for classical ballet. You're invited to be part of our community and join in the joy for this amazing art form.


  1. rebeccahappy says:

    I have always loved ballet. I am intrigued by the prowess of the dancers body and the wonderful things they can do with it.

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