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Arabesque18

Hi everyone starting to think about my goals for next year and I really need to work on my port de bras! I need to work on strengthening my lats and arms which I am doing at the moment. My question is should there be an element of tension in the arms when dancing? When I was younger I danced with a lot of tension and now I have managed to loosen up a bit however I’m thinking that my arms are too ‘soft’ however when I put some resistance in them my teachers usually say they look too stiff!! Any port de bras tips are much appreciated 

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vrsfanatic

Without seeing you, it is difficult to gove you specific exercises or thi gs for you to work on. I advise you to ask for extra help from a teacher who tells you your arms are too stiff.

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