You’ll have to take my word for it that my arm position is inspired by a dance move.
I’m always reminding my students to keep their muscles engaged. To my eye, supporting the arms with one’s back muscles enhances the move in a subtle way and gives it strength and integrity beyond the superficial. It enhances the flavor, like making soup with stock rather than plain water.
Plans for the photo shoot with Lucas are coming together. I’ll post an update tomorrow.