Ballet tutorial #3

Fondu and dégagé sequence

This is the third video in a short series of ballet tutorials in which I teach a sequence from Lynn Hayden’s continuing education course in ballet. I chose sequences that I found particularly beautiful and worshipful.

Fondu in French is translated, “melt” or “molten.” There is a sense that we melt into the movement when doing a fondu, and it makes me think of melting into the presence of our God. Developé is to develop and when we practice developé, we develop strength and balance.

I hope you enjoy the beauty of the movements, and I invite you to move along with me, to your ability, listening to your body so that you move safely.

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