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Classical ballet is a centuries-old art form that relies on highly-stylized and graceful movements. A professional ballerina begins each day at the barre refining their technique and warming up the body. Daily practice for a ballet dancer is essential to maintaining good form.

Whether you're trying to attempt relevés, sautés, or even advanced moves, you'll first need to keep the basics in mind. Below are the five basic ballet positions for both arms and feet.