Turnout & External Hip Rotation | Technique Tuesday tips with Zander

My pup just had to be a part of the mix for today’s video and he’s too adorable to leave out so here it is🤗 Today’s #techniquetuesday tip focuses on the muscles used in external rotation of the hip aka femur external rotation. Which is very important for dancers to properly perform the many skills requiring turnout. Start by sitting on the floor with your legs in a piked position and a long and lifted spine.(you can sit with your back against the wall for support if needed) Lift one leg off of the floor while remaining parallel then slowly rotate your leg until your knee is facing away from center line then return to parallel. Make sure that the rotation is coming from the hip joint and that you are keeping your leg center during this rotation. Repeat 10-20x each leg.

You may also be interested in our post on stretching for your oversplits.

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