quick tip: fondu

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fondu cou-de-pied derrière to tendu à la seconde

Hey guys! Today we’re talking about one of my favorite movements in ballet: fondu. Here’s a quick debrief:

  • fondu: “to melt”
  • fondu means any position where the weight is on one leg and he supporting leg is bent
  • fondu is commonly an exercise at the barre and can be combined in exercises with rond de jambe, rond de jambe en l’air, adagio, and even frappé
  • at the barre, fondu is typically done as a fondu cou-de-pied to a stretched position en avant, à la seconde, en arrière, or even positions such as attitude or retiré

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