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Could someone please explain the basic head positions? When we're doing barre, i realize i'm the only one just looking at the mirror :blush:

So it's mostly when we do Battement degage & Battement tendu...

I'm still learning terms sorry if I spelt those wrong :happy:

So i though that when when the leg is out to the side, the head looks away from the barre, and towards the barre when you close back in fifth? Is that wrong? That's what i'm confused about :unsure:

Please explain where the head looks and where the leg/s are at the time!

Thanks in advance!!

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Yes, you are correct, it can be very confusing!!! Different training methods use different heads. I would suggest you ask your teacher about the heads being used in class. It is important you know not only how, but why.

Have you not received instruction or corrections regarding what you should do with your head, as a class? Do you have different teachers who may do different things? This can always lead to confusion.

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Yeah, I started later than the rest of my class, so she hasn't covered that with me yet. Thanks for your response!

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