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Monday, November 16, 2015

Mad Monday Flat

Mad Monday Flat

Consider the shape of the thighs. When walking normally, the curved side (the quadriceps) face front. But when a dancer rotates the legs in the hip sockets to turn out, the flatter side of the thighs face front. This flatter side is often referred to by dancers as part of  he “inside thigh” (because it is on the inside before the dancer turns out).

This flat thigh idea is a good image for proper turn-out: remember that the flat side of the thighs face front. Also, this flat side can be imagined to have a zipper on it that it pulled up (past the "teotard" line) for correct posture.

Flat thighs and zippers! Happy Monday.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets:

Ballet Secret #3q:  
“Imagine the flat side of the thighs facing front.”

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