lampwick Posted June 5, 2003 Report Share Posted June 5, 2003 Hope this is the right place for technique questions. I have a question about placement in the hips. My knees are slightly hyperextended and I have a lot of trouble getting my weight forward and not "sitting" back. For years, I tested my weight distribution by lifting my heels off the ground but this seems to be wrong. In tendu front, I *seem* to have no weight on my heel whatsoever, yet my standing leg still leans back like this: . My teacher is constantly telling me to get my weight forward on the supporting side, yet I still can't seem to do it right. My extensions a la seconde are really low although I seem to have an easier time front and back. I have a feeling that the problem stems from a lack of abdominal strength (which I'm working on) as well as weakness in my turnout. If I try and lift the front of my hips, I think I'm over-doing it and tucking under. When my teacher helps to place me correctly, it feels like I can't even move! Are there any helpful visualizations or excersizes which could help me figure this out? Any suggestions are welcome. I'm getting a bit frustrated. Quote Link to comment
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