sylphide Posted May 16, 2003 Report Share Posted May 16, 2003 Hi everyone! I absolutely am in love with this artform and am pretty pleased to have found this community. Wow to all of you for all the knowledge and support you give eachother! So, here is my little problem in my perfect ballet world. Could someone explain to me what is forced turnout? I must admit that I have never heard of turnout before I met my current teacher. I bought all sorts of books and read a lot on ballet technique. As a result I understand which muscles must be used to "turnout" and to maintain my external rotation (not from the knees etc..) but lately( I have noticed some minor(OK maybe medium) discomfort in both my psoas /illiac region when I am not dancing and especially when i try to developpe front eithe legs . It does not really hurt but would not like to further injure something. Has anyone experienced that?Do you guys have any advice? Is this what the warmup shorts are for?Of course, my teacher wants me to work with my natural abilities, so there is no pressure from her part. But is this forced-turn out when I counsciously try to maintain my turn out from the first plie to the last exercise in class by using my lower buttocks and external rotators??And yes sometimes I assume the frog position after being warmed up for maybe 2-5 minutes. Help!!!I don't want to stop dancing thanks in advance and keep on dancing! Quote Link to comment
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