*NEW Turnout Anatomy!

If you’re anything like me, you are a visual person and seeing the bones & muscles work will be helpful in learning more  about turnout and how to maximize it. I think this particular video is more for some of our older dancers 12+ as well as parents and teachers of course. Please give me a shout if you’ve any questions. And please find a couple references below and further reading..

IADMS paper..


I also love the work of Lisa Howell from The Ballet Blog – she has great resources when it comes to teaching turnout to very young dancers..

Training Turnout in Tiny Dancers

The visuals used during the video are from the Visible Body app – highly recommended to learn everything anatomy!

*NEW All of the muscles involved in a Front Split ;)

Welcome to this lesson on the kinesiology of Front Splits. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to really get to know your own body, exactly what might be holding you back with some of your Irish Dance skills and goals? As we are currently in a program dedicated to front splits, leading into developing the strength and power for clicks and extensions, this class is a great introduction to those muscles that are involved. Enjoy!

Front splits Lesson & Initial assessment.

What might be restricting your front split? Let’s start to explore with this video. Please have a yoga mat, blocks and a camera ready for these assessments.

The initial video is a lesson from the ‘easy flexibility’ program & can be found on youtube. *This is also a course that I am currently enrolled in 🙂