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Port de bras Port de bras - carriage, movement of arms. The term port de bras has 3 meanings:
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1. How a dancer uses his arms.

2. Specific movements of the arms, as first port de bras, second port de bras, etc.

3. Sometimes used instead of cambré.

A grand port de bras is a circular bend, either toward the barre, then down, then up away from the barre, and then backward and back toward the barre: or the same thing in the opposite direction.