Once dancers are aware of their cores and have a better understanding of how to use those muscles, teachers can begin to work on their port de bras and grace. In this article from Dance Magazine, Improving Port de Bras, author Joseph Carman gives very practical tips that teachers and students can use in the classroom to get those Margot Fonteyn arms.
Author Joseph Carman writes that improving the port de bras starts with understanding the anatomy of the torso. Then, the dancer must use the "breath to initiate the port de bras," which is commonly missed, and coordinate the arms with the head, eyes, and torso. The body must work in complete unison.