Ramthai form ( thai dancing form)

     The good and eminent dancing must be the beautiful form. Or it is called the grace dancing post. The dancer will move the body to be in line, consistent and harmonious with whole part of body. Training how to move handsand feet in thai dramatic art is called " nataya sab" ( dancing words) are as the following:

1.  Head part
     Inclining is to incline the head. It must be consistent with the shoulders and body in bending line.  If you incline on the left. Let your face turn on the trifling right.  If you incline to the right, let your face turn to the trifling left.
    Lakgor is to incline to the opposite side with the pressing shoulder.  If you incline on the left, press the right shoulder. If you incline on the right, press the left shoulder.
     Open the chin is to bend down your face.  Open the end of your chin and cast your eyes straight as high as your eyes level.
     Press the chin refers not to do too much raising your face.

2.  Arm part

Wong ( circle)  refers to stretch out the hand tightly in all five fingers. But the thumb bends a little back to the palm.
Four fingers are stretched back while the thumb is tucked in.   
To set the beautiful circle ( wong) , we have to bend the wrist to the upper arm as much as possible.  Lay the arm be the beautiful curve with a little bending the elbow. The circle ( wong ) can be divided into

Wongbon :   (Upper circle) It refers to lifting the arm to the body side. Extend the elbow bending. Open the palm. Raise fingers end upward. The end of fingers actor's circle will be on the above the head. But the end of fingers' actress will be on the elbow tail level and the circle will be narrower.

Wong Klang :   (Middle circle) It refers to the lifting the bending arm and let the end of arm be high in the shoulder level.
Wong Nga :   (Front circle) It refers to lifting the arm to the front. The actor's circle will be wider than the actress. The end of fingers will be in the cheeks level. The circle's actress fingers end will be in the mouth level.
Wong Phises :   Raises arms to the sides between Wong Bon and Wong Klang
Wong Boa Ban :   (Opening lotus circle) It is lifting up the arm at the body's side. Let the elbow be high in the shoulder's level. Bend the elbow to let the lower arm fold to the body and be in vertical shape to the upper arm. Open palm up with the finger's end pointing to the body's side. The actress ' circle will be narrower than the actor's.
Wong Lang :   (Lower circle) It is to set in the lowest circle level by laying the arm down in the waist level. Let the hand be at the belt's head. The elbow's actor will be far from the body.

3. Hands Part
Open hand refers to closing of index, middle, ring and little fingers. Let all of them tight. The thump spreads evading to the palm. Bend the wrist to the back of the hand. But there is some post bending the wrist to the palm such as pong na post ( face guarding post by putting one's hand to one's ear).

     Hand gathering:
It refers to gathering of fingers by bringing the index and the thump touch each other.  
Let the end of the thump touch the first part index. Let the finger be tightly.
The affecting of middle, ring and little will be far from each other. Bend the wrist to the palm.
The hand gathering can be divided into 5 forms as the following:

Jeeb  Close the thumb and index fingers, other fingers stretch back and turn wrist up.

Jeeb Ngai :   Open gathering : it refers to the palm opening and let the end of fingers pointing up. If it is on the belly level, it is called " jeep chai pok" (the belly gathering) .
Jeeb Kwam :  Over turn gathering: It is to over turn the palm and let the end of fingers pointing down. Bend the wrist back to the arm.
Jeeb Lang :  Sending back gathering: It is to send the arm back. Let the arm be tight. Turn the wrist by pointing up the fingers end. Let the arm be tight , lifting up highly and send it back side.
Jeeb Prok Nga :  ( front circle gathering): The form is as the same as the front circle but the hand is gathering.
Jeeb Prok Kang :  ( the side gathering) or it is upper circle gathering. The form is as the same as the upper circle. But the hand is gathering.

Jeeb Lo Kaew :  it is like gathering action post. Let the middle finger press on the first part of thump. Bend the thump like the ring circle. The other fingers stretch tightly. Bend the wrist to the arm.

4.  The body part

Shoulder pressing : This action should be done together with the head inclining. Press down only the shoulder and not to let the hips incline.

Hitting shoulder :  It refers to pressing of shoulder and then twist the pressing shoulder to the back side.

Comforting shoulder : It is to press the shoulder and then twist the pressing shoulder to the front.

Body shrugging :  It is to let the front helix body lifting up and down. The shoulder will be up and down along with it too. But the hips will be stillness and doing lakgo ( inclining to the opposite side to the pressing shoulder).

5.  Knees and legs parts

Corner : It is the knees form opening apart. Stepping , the actor has to set apart the knees to be widen circle. While the actress has to step aside and evading the knees not to be in circle.

Touching feet : It is the one of the feet action laying down to the front. The body weight will be at the back foot. The end of nose foot will only be used for the front foot with the slightly touching the ground ( the nose foot is the part of the toes base.).

Pratao : ( to mark the time on the same place) It is the action continuing from the touching foot by lifting the foot nose up. Lay the ridge foot on the floor. Bend the knees down together with touching the nose foot on the floor and then lift it up.

Lifting foot : It is to lift the foot up to the front. Raise up the end of foot and let it be tight. Bend the ankle to the leg. The actor will open the knee to the side with the high in the standing knee level. The actress does not open the knee with the high lower than the standing knee.

Stepping :

     Front step : It is to lay the sole down on the front floor by firstly laying down the heel. The actor will do a little oblique step to the side. Let the end of foot be oblique to the little toe. Open the knee to be in the proper corner. The actress lays her foot to the front without opening the knee. The end of foot is little oblique to the little toe.

     Step side : It is to lay down the foot on the body side with the end of the foot being oblique more to the little toe. If you are the actress you have to evade the knee along with ramming foot. Lay foot at the back of the foot nose and then use the nose foot rams down on the floor and then raise up or lift it to the front.

Kradok Thao : ( Bending skew foot upward)

The foot tilting backward: Having rammed the foot and then kick the knee to the back as much as possible separating the knee from each other.  Let the heel close to the buttocks as much as possible.  Bend the foot end down.  Bend the knee down from standing. The actor has to separate the knee too.

Skew tilting : It is like the tilting backward. But it inclines to the side way and there is no need to ram the foot.  It is always done continuously from stepping aside or the tilting foot on the sitting post.