Read Irish Dance Mobility Part 1: Unlock your Movement Potential Many Irish dancers have been told throughout their dance career, “you have tight hamstrings”, “get your kicks higher”, “straighten your legs”. Or you could be so tight that every time you kick or jump, your arms fly out or you lean forward because that’s the only way you can get your leg up - to compromise another area…your posture! You stretch, and stretch, and stretch but see marginal levels of improvement.
“Feet out”, “turnout” and “toes out” are common phrases dancers hear from their teachers and adjudicators. But what can you do to help improve turnout? In this three part turnout series, you will learn the tools you need to maximize your turnout potential! Part 1: 5 Factors that Affect Turnout Part 2: Foot Alignment - Pronation, Supination, & Neutral Part 3: 5 Exercises to Increase Hip Mobility & Strength to Improve Turnout 5 Exercises to Increase Hip Mobility & Strength