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The first position gives direction to the hands forward, the second - the direction to the side, third - the direction upwards. Other provisions of the hands there is no reason positionsbecause they consist of combinations of three key positions and study without special notationby demonstrating teacher.

First position: hands raised in front of the body at the level of the diaphragm,little bent at the elbows and wrists, forming an oval,as in the preparatory position.Palms facing you. The elbows and fingers on one level. Shoulders deleted (to make sure that they are not raised and not moved forward). Brushes close to each other. The distance between the fingers and their position is the same as in the preparatory position.

Adopted for the I position the height of the hands at the level of the diaphragm is not accidental. At a height of hands may well support the body through muscle tension upper arm (from shoulder to elbow), which is important for pirouettes, tours in air, tours chaines and many other movements, where the hand position is fixed I during rotation. In the big jumps I position is a kind springboard to the disclosure of hands in any situation and helps to pull building at the time of takeoff.If the arms are raised above the accepted level, they can not help the body, and lose activity. The slight deviation of hands in the I position is allowed only in the downward, but not increase. The adopted height level of hands makes it possible not to cover the chest area, that important from an aesthetic point of view.

Second position: arms are opened to the sides at shoulder height. Shoulders, elbows and hands on one level. Elbows are turned back, the line hand arch, palms facing the audience. Situation fingers is the same as in the preparatory position and in the I position.Care should be taken so that the hands did not go ago, but were slightly ahead of his shoulders. During the exercises should be carefully observe the correct position of hands, the level of which is supported by the shoulder and forearm muscles. The shoulders should not rise.

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