Welcome back to my blog.
Today we’re going to talk about what a “battement tendu” is and how to do it.
Yikes, those are big words! They are French words. All ballet terms are in French (later, we’ll talk about why they are always in French).
The word “battement” (bat-maw) means “to kick”.
Battement tendu (ton-doo) means to kick without lifting your foot off the floor.
Here is a picture of a girl doing a battement tendu in different directions:
The girl in the picture above is doing a battement tendu to the back in the first picture (on the left). In the second picture (in the middle) she is doing a battement tendu to the side. In the last postion, she is sliding her foot out to the front.
Here is a ballet video for you to watch:
Below is a picture for you to color. Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you. Don’t forget to say “thank you”.
Next week we’re going to talk about releves (rel-e-vays).
I hope you can come back.