Five Fundamental Positions of the Arms and Feet

Very expressive movements of the feet and arms characterize Philippine folk dances. These movements are a combination of the five fundamental positions of the arms and feet whether the pace of the dance steps is slow or fast.

Arms Positions:

First position- raise arms to a circle in front of the chest.

Second position – open up arms sideward, raised below shoulder level with a graceful curve.

Third position – raise one arm overhead while other arm remains in 2nd position.

Fourth position – raise one arm in front of chest in a half circle, while one arm remains overhead.

Fifth position – raise both arms overhead in a graceful curve.


Feet Positions:

First position – bring heels close to touch; toes apart.

Second position – bring feet apart sideward.

Third position – bring the heel of one foot to touch the instep of the other foot.

Fourth position – bring one foot in front of the other foot to walk strike.

Fifth position – bring the heel of one foot to touch the toe of the other.






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38 comments:

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Anonymous said...

hi! thank you for posting this feet and hand positions in dancing. it really help me a lot. :) I know the how to do the positions since It was already taught when I was in elementary but i don't know how to explain it thoroughly. a big thanks for this blog :)

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