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First Position Arabesque

First Arabesque: (a) Cecchetti; (b) Russian. The forward arm is on the same side of the body as the supporting leg. It may be either at shoulder height (Russian) or at eye level (Cecchetti). The other arm opens either to second position (Russian) or behind second position (Cecchetti). The dancer either looks forward at eye level (Russian) or gazes over the forward hand (Cecchetti).