How 
Turn-in Helps Your Turnout

How Turn-in Helps Your Turnout

Turnout—the outward rotation of the hips that dancers are constantly striving to improve. Yet few actually have the 180-degree outward rotation that is so idealized. In her 40-plus years of working as a movement analyst, Deborah Vogel has only come across a handful of...
Ask Deb: "Is It Healthy to Pop My Hips?"

Ask Deb: "Is It Healthy to Pop My Hips?"

When I am lying down on my back with my feet together and knees apart and press down on my knees, my hips pop. It feels really good. However, now when my hips don’t pop, they hurt, and my lower back starts to hurt as well. What do I do to get them to pop, and is...
Ask Deb: How Do Wide Hips Affect Turnout?

Ask Deb: How Do Wide Hips Affect Turnout?

How does having wide hips affect my turnout?The width of your hips doesn’t influence how much turnout you have at the joint. Turnout is determined by your hip joint structure and the muscle balance around the joint. That being said, having wider hips can...

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