Margot Fonteyn was known for her beautiful port de bras and grace. Here she dancing the Rose Adagio from Sleeping Beauty.
I found an excellent article in Dance Magazine (May 2010) that gives practical advice on teaching dancers to use their core and arms correctly. Check it out! Break Your Bad Habits: The Core Muscles
The article addresses bad habits as it relates to the core muscles and how to fix them. Habits such as:
- Underused pelvic floor and transversus abdominus
- Overly constricted core
- Hypermobile lumbar spine