This exercise is designed for dancers to do in the center to work on their rotation. I find that working between positions and changing from parallel to turn-out forces the dancer to learn their alignment quickly. I'd recommend this combo for ages 9-12, or for intermediate dancers who are 3-4 years into their training.
From 6th position:
1: tendu front, turning out both legs equally
2: plié in 4th position
3: relevé and pivot to 1st position
4: plié in 1st position
5: pivot back to tendu front
6: turn to parallel with both legs
7: en cloche to the back and turn out at the same time
8: turn in and close in 6th position.
repeat with the left foot.
This combo can be done reversed, but I find that count #7 is more valuable done to the back than to the front. However, if a student is really struggling with bringing the heel forwards in de hors rond de jambe, it could be a helpful exercise done de dans!
Music: Christopher Hobson, Sunrise Sunset, Modern Ballet Studio Melodies vol. 4