Training dancers from the start to be aware of their hands and fingers can make an enormous difference as they advance through the levels. But this small detail is easily overlooked because there is one other item we must teach them that is far more important. How to dance safely. And, of course, dancing safely requires excellent technique which requires loads of time and instruction. So where does that leave hands and fingers? Usually nowhere. To confront this issue, I have three suggestions that utilize the hand(s) placed on the barre. Seeing how we spend so much time at the barre, it only makes sense to incorporate hands and fingers while we are there.