The surprising importance of the standing inner thigh

Elizabeth Murphy, a principal dancer with PNB (picture below) was guest teaching at my ballet school's summer intensive when she gave me this correction: When your leg moves in an en dehors motion during a rond de jambe or really at any time when your leg is to the back, don't let your supporting inner…

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Thinking about fouettés…

I have recently received more than a few requests for some tips on fouetté turns, which is arguably the most difficult ballet step of them all. The biggest problem for most of you, and for most people in general, is that you have difficult staying on your leg and you hop/fall out of them. In…