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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Terminology Tuesday Fondu

Terminology Tuesday Fondu

We are all familiar with fondues, and I’ve talked about this step in several previous blogs. The word means “melting” or “sinking down”. I prefer the melting definition myself, since sinking down has a rather negative connotation (think Titanic).

But fondues are extremely important steps. They develop a sense of control in all movements on one leg, and help build the muscular strength necessary for this control. Also, as I’ve mentioned before, a fondu is an important part of many, many other steps. Without fondues we would all dance like robots.

Fondues, since they are essentially pliés on one leg (see earlier blogs), they allow the cushioning and flow of movement so essential to a dancer’s technique.

Never underestimate the power of a fondu!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #17d:
“Fondu is one of the most important steps in ballet.”

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