TRAINING Tip - Enhancing TURNOUT
Looking to improve your turnout? Enhancing turnout involves gaining the necessary strength and flexibility of muscles associated with turnout, as well as attending to alignment and using imagery to facilitate effective neuromuscular patterns. Minimize turnout compensations by addressing alignment and movement patterns at the spine, pelvis, hip, knee and foot. Maximize hip external rotation by learning to recruit and organize, strengthen and stretch, the many muscles associated with producing and inhibiting turnout.
- Andrea Downie
Learn more about turnout in International Association for Dance Medicine and Science's resource paper, Turnout for Dancers: Supplemental Training, by Donna Krasnow and Virginia Wilmerding.