Five Basic Positions in Ballet

In the first position, your heels stick together, and the toes point out to opposite sides. Your legs will be straight and follow the position of the feet. The second position is the same as the first, but the heels are hip-width apart in this case. The third position is rarely used, but it important to learn. Follow the first position by sliding the heel of one foot to line in up with the middle of the other foot. The fourth position is one foot about a foot’s length in front of the other foot while the toes point in opposite directions. In the first position, follow the fourth position while reducing the gap between your feet to zero. The toes of one foot should align with the heel of the other foot while you stand straight.