Foundations of Tendu: Beginner's Combination


Discover the myriad variations of tendu combinations with the guidance of ballet expert Elizabeth Quinn Welch. In this instructional video, Elizabeth leads you through a beginner-level tendu combination, demonstrating each position meticulously. Observe how she engages her core to isolate and optimize the foot's stretch. For beginners, Elizabeth recommends performing four tendus in each direction, allowing for focused alignment, stability in the hips, and controlled rotation. Pro Tips: Ensure your leg remains straight both when extending and retracting it to first position. Engage your glute muscles and lift your supporting leg to create the necessary space for a smooth, straight-leg closure. Avoid sinking into your hip, as it restricts leg closure and may result in bent knees. This beginner-friendly tendu combination offers an ideal opportunity to refine your foot flexibility and elevate your ballet technique. Start perfecting your tendus today!

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