Juliet39 Posted December 20, 2011 Report Share Posted December 20, 2011 Just curious.... I'm a very flexible dancer and I have the ability to get my legs very high. However, my placement is not always technically correct. My placement has improved greatly, especially over the last year and a half. I am generally very placed whenever I have my leg to the front or in arabeque, and my legs are still very high. But I am still getting corrections that my hip is up when I develope/fondu to a la second. Because of my flexibility, I can get my leg to 180 degrees if I am in ecarte, and it's usually around 160 degrees in normal developes, etc. Additionally, I can get my leg to around 110-120 degrees with my hip down. However, my teachers tell me that my hip is not down (when my leg is high) but that I have the physical capability to have my hip down with my leg high. I am able to keep my hip down and my leg high when I do our "foot-in-hand" stretch (where you take your foot with your hand and do a demi rond de jambe en l'air from front to side, and then hold in second), but this is not the case when I am doing developes or fondues. Is this just a strength thing that comes with time (I am 15), or am I working my muscles wrong? I sometimes feel that my quad and the tendon that connects your quad to your hip often take over and almost push my leg away from my hip so I have to lift my hip and distort my ribs to maintain the height. Any help is greatly appreciated! Quote Link to comment
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