One particular stretch that is has been popping up more and more in my Instagram and Facebook feeds that has me very, very worried, is the oversplit leg mount. Young dance students are taking the leg past its natural range of motion, and often right behind their neck or upper back. I am concerned that
Many dance teachers, concerned parents and health professionals are struggling with what they see going on in the dance world, especially online. Every day we are seeing images of stretches that we know must be unsafe, however the students who to do them are also often performing at a high level and winning competitions. Dance
One of the most common positions I see young students trying to achieve in order to get more flexible is oversplits in second position, or box splits. Aggressively stretching young hips into this positions can permanently change their structure, so we need to be very, very careful in how this is achieved. When I have raised
The question that we answer this week is from a mother of a dancer struggling with turnout range due to a painful restriction. We see this all too often and I offer some suggestions on how to improve turnout in this situation. Question: I’m wondering if you could provide some advice to assist
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I bought the Training Turnout Manual about six months ago because I was told that I had very tight hips and didn’t know how to control my turnout. I was at a lost trying so many different products but nothing ever really worked. Often I would stretch out my hips so much to the point were I couldn’t walk the next day. As soon as a brought the book I started to realize how much damage I am doing to my hips. The book helped me locate where my tension was and how to release it. Now before every class I bring my tennis ball with me to go through a couple of exercises and then everyday do some of the strength exercises. All of my teachers have told me what an improvement I have made. Thanks Lisa!