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Guest xox DaNciNg in PiNk xox

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Guest xox DaNciNg in PiNk xox

ive been told by my teachers that i have a very small hip rotation and that it is what is keeping me from achieving the flwxibility with my legs that i would like. when i was younger it would mess up my turnout oftern but is not a problem anymore since i have grown. i think that because of this problem, i am unable to achieve proper movement, height and wanted extensiona nd flexibility when dancing :unsure: its very frustrating. Recently my hips have also been painful and always make a popping noise when extending towards the side. I dont kno what to do about this problem to make my situation better since i also think i have a small hip rotation. can anybody give me any advice on this? :)

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Hello Dancing in pink, welcome to the Young Dancers' forum here on Ballet Talk for Dancers :)


It sounds like you have tight hips, which could affect both rotation and extension. The only way to improve that is to continue working on it in classes, and stretching a lot after classes, when you are warmed up. It is also very important that your alignment and weight placement are correct and that you keep your working legs well within your control zone and not try to place them where it requires more rotation than your hips will allow. The popping often happens because the leg is too far side for you, and/or you are not standing correctly on the other leg. Learning to WORK the rotation you have, with placement, and then continuing to stretch and work for more flexibility is a long and slow process. There is no quick fix.

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