Ballet Basics: Port de Bras for Beautiful Arms in the Air

Updated: Mar 20


This week's technique tip is brought to you by pro dancer, aerialist and Aerial Physique Master Trainer Christine Wunderlich.

Ballet Basics: Port de Bras for Beautiful Arms in the Air Ballet revolves around long lines of legs, arms & body to create the illusion of superhuman beauty & grace. Ballet Dancers are described in many ways like swimming Swans, calm and graceful on the top, while the legs do all the work underneath! A masterful illusion, but those wings still need to be strong to fly! “Port de Bra” is the ballet term meaning “Movement of the Arms”. Remember, it’s not what you do, but how you do it. Be mindful of the intention of your movements and nd most important - feel beautiful and enjoy!


P.S. The 'characters' Christine portrays in the video can all serve a purpose when it comes to choreography & style choices, this tip is geared towards the ‘classical’ approach.