How to sign stage in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Performance platform

Sign Instructions:

Place both arms horizontally in front of you with the arm of your dominant hand on top. Move the arm of your dominant hand slightly up and down a couple times, tapping the arm of your non-dominant hand.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of stage

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of stage

End of Sign

Final Frame of stage

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for stage
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for stage
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Performance stage

Sign Instructions:

With your palm oriented away from yourself, place your dominant hand near the elbow of your non-dominant hand. The forearm of your non-dominant hand should be horizontal in front of you. Then, move your dominant hand along the top of your forearm until you reach your hand.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of stage

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of stage

End of Sign

Final Frame of stage

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for stage
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for stage
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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