Skittl1321 Posted February 4, 2005 Report Share Posted February 4, 2005 When I stand in first position (I have horrible turnout, so it is probably about a 140 degree angle) my heels don't touch. My teacher told me it might be because of hyper extended knees but I really don't understand that because my legs don't appear to hyperextend at all. Maybe they do and I can't see them. Sorry, rambling. My question is how do I make them touch in first. Is it a turnout issue? It seems that the few other people with poor turnout still have heels that touch. But even when I concentrate solely on making my heels touch each other I can't do it without sticking my bottom back and I certainly can't when I am moving quickly. I feel like my calves get in the way. This has become a pretty big issue for me now that I am taking class with some of the younger kids. I am worried that the teacher is going to think I am not taking corrections seriously because I'm not sure if she knows I'm not a 10-15 year old. Turnout is completely new to me (along with the rest of ballet) and while I really am listening to the corrections and trying to make them, my body can't change this quickly and I'm already having to deal with some knee pain from poorly corrected turnout. (I'm working those hip muscles, but it doesn't seem to be happening yet.) Quote Link to comment
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