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Guest Eulalia

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Guest Eulalia

I just found out from a teacher that my entire class is using the wrong musclesin developpe!

The way they fixed me...it was like (with my leg flat turned-out front) the muscle facing the ceiling (like near the inside of my knee up to my inner thigh area) is now working, and it I could barely lift it. It was needless to say depressing to find out that my other school would rather sacrifice the "Perfect" placement for the height, and so now we all have to go back and fix it. I'm just upset is all. What are your thoughts? Is what the new teachers telling me right?

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Eulalia, correct alignment and placement must come first. Extension without alignment and correct usage of rotation, as well as weight placement, is useless.

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Guest Eulalia

Thanks Ms. Leigh! My rotation this new way is better, I suppose it all ties in. I just wish my other school had of done differently. Oh well.

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Guest limeymauve

This is the same topic so i thought I'd add on, but tell me if i should make a new thread. I have the same problem as Eulalia, except that I found out about a year ago (I've been dancing since I was five and I'm now seventeen, so I had been doing it wrong a LONG time). My natural flexibility and turnout are really bad, although I can do my right split now and am getting closer on my left, and my turnout is also loads better, but my extensions are barely above 90 degrees because I lift with my quads. I asked about this last year (maybe a little more recently than that) and have been doing what everyone said, but it's been so long and I see no improvement. Could I be doing something wrong? I try to keep my quads stretched out, and while extending I concentrate on turning out as much as possible and feeling a string pulling my leg out and up. I also work on my turnout all the time. What am I doing wrong? It's so frustrating. :yes: (sorry for the long post, I wanted to be detailed)

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Somehow it did get missed, limeymauve. Sorry about that.

 

The thing is, if you are now getting the correct training, I think you need to talk to your teachers because they can see what you are doing. Also, do realize that it takes a long time to undo years of incorrect work. It's hard to retrain than to train from the beginning. The muscles become very used to what they are doing, and will resist change.

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