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Mastering First Position Ballet: The Crucial Role of the Semitendinosus in Achieving Perfect Turnout

Mastering First Position Ballet: The Crucial Role of the Semitendinosus in Achieving Perfect Turnout

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Unlocking the Secrets of the Semitendinosus: Its Role in Ballet's First Position. The Semitendinosus muscle in Turnout Ballet Position - Could this be the muscle that is preventing you from doing a full turnout? The semitendinosus muscle, part of the hamstring group located at the back of the thigh, plays a pivotal...

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Open Front Split Into True Front Split

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Whenever I meet people, I can be sure there will be stretching and flexibility questions coming my way. One question that comes up often had to do with the front split. Actually with the front Split(s). How do I "Convert"...

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Want to be flexible? Sometimes you need to go beyond stretching the muscle

Want to be flexible? Sometimes you need to go beyond stretching the muscle

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In this article we'll talk about a very unique stretching technique called ~Harmony~ (the ~Name~ in between tildes "~     ~" indicates a Zaichik Stretching Technique ZST). A Unique Technique To be fair each ZST is unique because they are...

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True Front vs Open Front Splits

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"Everyone who can do a squared Front Split, can also do the one with the Turn Out. " It's a common assumption, but it's not always true. In practice, some people can only do the True (Squared) Front Split. Other...

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The Symbiosis of Strength and Flexibility

The Symbiosis of Strength and Flexibility

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The Symbiosis of Strength and Flexibility - they help each other survive, grow and prosper. A flexible athlete can produce more force and a strong athlete becomes flexible faster. Any Dancer, Martial Artist, Gymnast and any other athlete knows this....

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Strength in Flexibility: Turnout

Strength in Flexibility: Turnout

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“TURN OUT!” may be the most commonly heard phrase wafting out of dance classes around the world. A 180-degree turnout is one of the most desired positions in the ballet world. For centuries dancers have worked to create the perfect...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 3

Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 3

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Welcome back to the final installment of the Foot & Ankle series. By this time, you have tried a few stretching and strengthening exercises on your own or with the help of the Foot and Ankle Flexibility Program. In PART TWO,...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 2

Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 2

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The foot is a dancer’s golden pedestal. Take care of the foot and ankle and dance away with confidence. In PART ONE of this series we spoke about the anatomy of the foot and ankle and introduced stretches for its lateral...

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Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 1

Strength in Flexibility: Foot & Ankle – PART 1

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Every day, millions of people wake up, drive to work, run errands, and take part in various other activities. But as a dancer, “being on your feet” all day takes on a whole new meaning. To a dancer, movement is...

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