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Monday, October 19, 2015

Marvelous Monday Three Tendu Targets

Marvelous Monday Three Tendu Targets

There is a specific place for each tendu. Whether the tendu is traveling front, side or back, each position has an exact target. So much so that a red X could be drawn on the floor to mark where the toe should be for each tendu.

So where are these three targets? In devant, the target is aligned in front of the belly button if the tendu is coming from fifth, which is most of the time. In à la seconde, the target is either slightly in front of the side seam of the dancer’s tee shirt or leotard, or, if the dancer  has perfect turn-out, it aligns directly beside the side seam (never behind it!). In derrière, the target is aligned directly behind the supporting heel.

There you have it. Three targets for perfect tendus.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #4r:  
Imagine three basic tendu targets for front, side and back.

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