NutsaboutBallet Posted March 23, 2005 Report Share Posted March 23, 2005 I am submitting this on behalf of my 12 1/2 year old dance daughter. By way of back ground let me describe her as a serious ballet student with big dreams. She has for the past few years had very good casting in children's rolls of our local major ballet company's Nutcracker productions and has attended 2 serious SI's. My daughter has beautiful natural aristry but seems to be VERY confused about what proper hip placement should be in movements that involve high extensions of the leg. At her dance school, one ballet teacher is very firm that hips should be absolutely "square" at all times. The other ballet teacher(at the same school) wants the leg extended as high as possible even if it means the hips are not square. Most of the other students have adapted and used different hip placement for each teacher. Because of her SI experience my daughter is telling me that the teacher that wants hips square all the time is correct & anything else is incorrect. Another student told her that the pratice of lifting the hip to get the leg as high as possible is a SAB technique & that is why the other teacher is teaching it! Except for this issue we really like her present dance school & prefer not to switch. I know nothing about ballet, except writing the checks however I have told her that different directors have different ideas of ballet style & she needs to pull out of her bag of ballet knowledge whatever they request. My daughter & I would appreciated "expert" advise on this hip placement style or technique! Thanks in advance for any insight or help! Quote Link to comment
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