I've pulled what look to be the extreme drawings in this scene.
E02Traditional dancing like this is easy to go pose to pose and still look natural -after all, dancing is about putting your arms and legs in the right place at the right time.
In a few recent dance pieces we've done, we even go so far to key positions off of reference footage and inbetween from those.
E04Although these are extreme positions, they still have a lightness -the kind of thing you often find in straight ahead animation. The positions aren't hit "hard", they're intrinsic points which the animation/dance moves through.
This scene is silhouetted so that the men face camera. Typically, a dance involves the man as a centerpoint for the action/motion of a woman. Here, the men's lines are clearer, so the women's billowing skirts cover the foreground while the men's defined legs (and arms) showcase the motion.
This bow has a few drawings that go into this pose and one more still after this position leading out.
The entire cycle appears to take 50 drawings.
Below is another dance sequence, this one just starring the main characters.