Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesDancing · 8 months ago

Does your turnout depend on how open your hips are?

I'm the same person who asked about the lotus pose but I wanted to ask something more. Does your ballet turnout depend on how open your hips are?

The more open your hips are, the better turnout you'll have? Is that true?


1 Answer

  • 8 months ago

    When your hips are fully open you are at your own personal maximum turnout. If you don’t have a shallow hip socket which is of course bone, you won’t have full turnout no matter how much you work at opening your hips. Keep in mind what is important is being able to fully engage and hold that turnout. If you have full 90 degrees from each hip and you can’t engage and hold it then having full turnout is next to useless in ballet. What is most important is to learn to use what you have. 

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