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“Position It Perfect” Ballet Poster Set

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“First Position” poster - Position It Perfect dance instruction poster set.
“Second Position” poster - Position It Perfect dance instruction poster set.
“Third Position” poster - Position It Perfect dance instruction poster set.
“Fourth Position” poster - Position It Perfect dance instruction poster set.
“Fifth Position” poster - Position It Perfect dance instruction poster set.

Product Overview

Durable laminated, full-color 5 poster set featuring the basic “Five Positions” in classical French technique. Each dance poster is over two feet high and contains multiple views as well as easy to follow, detailed instruction. Buy Now

Product Details

The basic “Five Positions” are elemental components of dance training. Proper positioning is the difference between good dancers and great dancers. The basics can be a little boring for students and mind numbing for teachers who are constantly reminding students to tighten their stomachs or elongate the neck.

This new instructional ballet poster set features a dancer doing the basic positions with line drawings and text to point out essential things to think while holding the position correctly. You’ll be amazed at how the students, even the youngest ones respond to these in the classroom. It truly is a new way to teach!

Poster Text

Each dance poster contains clear and simple instruction for proper ballet positioning. Below are the instructions found on each poster.

First Position Poster

  • Face is alert and pleasant
  • Tilt chin up slightly
  • Do not pinch the back of your neck
  • Neck reaches up, shoulders push down
  • Shoulder blades pull out
  • Arms rounded, elbows high
  • Feather and relax your fingers
  • Tuck thumb toward middle index finger
  • Hold stomach muscles tightly, but do not hold your breath
  • Pelvis is level, not tucked
  • Turn out from the hips with entire leg
  • Knees are strong but not locked
  • Heels touch, toes point out in opposite directions
  • Reach your little toe to the floor
  • Focus your weight between your big toe and next toe
  • Arches are not rolled forward

Second Position Poster

  • Face is alert and pleasant
  • Tilt chin up slightly
  • Neck reaches up, shoulders push down
  • Shoulders are level, blades do not pinch backwards
  • Hold arms strong so no one can push them down
  • Arms fully extended, slightly rounded, elbows high
  • Wrists are strong, not limp or pinched
  • Hold stomach muscles tightly, but do not hold your breath
  • Pelvis is level, not tucked
  • Turn out from the hips with entire leg
  • Knees are strong but not locked
  • Center your weight evenly on both feet
  • Step out the width of your shoulders
  • Reach your little toe to the floor
  • Arches are up, not rolled forward

Third Position Poster

  • Energy flow gracefully out of your fingertips
  • Arm reaches up, slightly forward
  • Face is alert and pleasant
  • Tilt chin up slightly
  • Neck reaches up, shoulders push down
  • Hold arm strong so no one can push it down
  • Wrists are strong, not limp or pinched
  • Pelvis is level, not tucked
  • Do not twist your hips
  • Turn out from the hips with entire leg
  • Knees are strong but not locked
  • Center your weight evenly on both feet
  • Heel of front foot touches arch of back foot
  • Arches are not rolled forward

Fourth Position Poster

  • Arm reaches up, slightly forward
  • Energy flows gracefully out of your fingertips
  • Face is alert and pleasant
  • Tilt chin up slightly
  • Shoulders are rounded and level.
  • Blades do not pinch backwards
  • Feather and relax fingers
  • Tuck thumb toward middle index finger
  • Arm angled slightly downward and forward, elbow high
  • Hold stomach muscles tightly, but do not hold your breath
  • Pelvis is level, not tucked
  • Do not twist your hips
  • Turn out from the hips with entire leg
  • Back foot remains in turned out position
  • Center your weight evenly on both feet
  • Front foot reaches forward one foot length

Fifth Position Poster

  • Arms softly rounded, fingers reach up
  • Arms slightly forward, not behind your head
  • Face is alert and pleasant
  • Neck reaches up, shoulders push down
  • Hold stomach muscles tightly, but do not hold your breath
  • Do not twist your hips, stay level
  • Turn out from the hips with entire leg
  • Knees are strong but not locked
  • Open Fifth Position until your turnout is fully developed
  • Feet touch at all points along sides, this Fifth Position requires full turnout
  • Center your weight evenly on both feet
  • Heel of front foot is in front of the joint of the big toe of back foot

* Watermarking that appears on the extra-large images is for copy protection and will not appear on the actual posters. Please note that all Releve’ images are protected under copyright law.

A new way to teach the basics. “Position It Perfect” posters will help students visualize proper positioning technique.

Product Features

  • 5 poster set
  • Classical French technique
  • Size: 22" X 28"
  • Durable laminated, full-color design

Suggested Retail: $75.00-85.00

Five Piece Set: $65.00.

Poster
Individual Posters: $15.00.

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Releve’ tip: Create ballet position stations and have the students rotate in front of the mirrors.

Can we do stations, please!

Maddie6-year old ballet student

Look at me, I'm doing it too!

Gretchen age 4, pre ballet student
practicing first position at station

You look just like the girl in the poster Miss DeAnne.

Lauren age 4, pre-ballet student
commenting on 3rd position

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