8 March 2011 at 3.13pm | Comment on this article
Arabesque: One of the most basic static poses in classical ballet. The dancer balances on one leg with the other extended out fully behind. The arms can be held in a variety of different harmonious positions to accentuate the beauty of line from the tip of the extended toe to the tips of the extended fingers.
ABC of ballet: This is the second in a new series of posts, explaining useful ballet terms. (Coming next: alignments)