Three – Port de Bras + Adage


PORTE DE BRAS


1) ARM RIPPLES AND WAVES FOR GIRLS



Commence sitting on the floor as desired, fingers touching the floor at the sides or standing in a natural 1st position

1-2
3-4
&
1-3
4
5-7

8
1-16

Introduction – Hold the position
Lift the arms to the lyre position through 2nd
Pass through 5th en haut and lower to touch heel of palms together
3 Hand ripples from wrists through to the fingertips
Sweep arms down and open to 2nd position (palms facing the floor)
3 Arm waves lifting the 3rd wave to the lyre position (waves should be no higher  than the shoulders)
Hold
Repeat all (finishing up)
Close arms after the music



Notes:

The aim of this exercise is to encourage the use of the arms from the center of the spine, to learn fluidity of movement, and awareness of the arms from the shoulders through to the finger tips, emphasizing the use of eye focus on hands.


2) ARM MOVEMENTS FOR BOYS



Commence facing corner 1 in 1st position, hands on hips.

1-6
1-3
4-6
1-5
6
1-24

Introduction – Hold the position
Open right arm to an open 5th en avant with the palm facing upwards
Repeat with the left arm
Walk towards corner 1 holding the arm line (start w/upstage leg – 5 steps)
Close in 1st position turning to face corner 2, return hands to hips
Repeat to the other side



Notes:

Focus on building awareness of strength and breadth of movement in the upper body.


ADAGE


ARABESQUES



Commence in 1st position facing the front.

1-2
3-4
1-2

3-4

5-6
7-8
9-16

Introduction – Hold the position
Tendu right foot to 2nd – arms sway to the left
Sway to the right pointing the left foot in 2nd position – arms sway to the right
Sway to the left pointing the right foot in 2nd position – arms sway to the left
Run to corner 1 lifting arms to 3rd arabesque holding a rise in 1st position
Hold the arm line while lowering the heels in 1st position
Repeat all to the other side



Notes:

The sway is through a soft demi-plié. The arms sway from side to side no higher than tutu height. Reach for the stars in arabesque position.