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Long Legs, Nice Feet, BAD ROTATION


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Hi all,


Just wondering if anyone was in the same position as me. I have been told that I have lovely long legs and arms, and beautifully pointed feet, but I lack in turnout. When I look in the mirror when I plie its as if my knees are going forward rather than to the side :thumbsup:


I am working really, REALLY hard on my turnout, but my plie's just don't seem to work!


I have even started more classes so that I can work on my technique!


Has anyone else had the same problem, and, if so, how did you deal with it?

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Be patient, greater turn out comes with time. It comes slowly, but it does come.


Besides, as teachers are fond of saying, it isn’t how much turn out you have, it’s what you do with the amount of turn out you have.

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*waves* Hi Jenny Kaye, that's me too! :thumbsup: Everything else looks pretty OK but I hear you, I am in the same boat. *rows frantically*


I just do the best I can and try to keep working on it.



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It's not how much rotation you have, but how well you use it! You can learn to make things LOOK rotated even if they aren't, but it takes a great deal of time and attention to this, and will need to be done by a teacher. Almost every positition you make will need to be adjusted to find your rotation. And it will take a long time. In that time you must continually work to increase what rotation you have!

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Thanks Everyone!


Ms Leigh, I am having some private lessons to help, so hopefully my teacher will assist me on making me look the best I can when I am dancing :innocent:

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