My Favorite Turnout Stretch

Today’s video blog shows you my new favorite way of stretching the turnout muscles.  No floor needed… just a chair:)  Makes it easy for a dancer to get a quick stretch in while at school or sitting at the desk.

Last week’s post on testing turnout got some great comments from dance teachers that you’ll want to check out! It’s great to hear from dancers ‘in the field’ so keep those comments coming!

Click the image below and you’ll be taken to the 4 minute video clip.

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See you next week when I explain the details of the tried and true clamshell strengthener!

Turnout Stretch 

5 replies
  1. brigitte
    brigitte says:

    Hi Deborah
    such wonderful information and so clearly explained – thank you so much.
    i missed the video/article on how to assess turnout ? where could i find this as i am having a problem locating.
    many thanks – this is a wonderful site.
    warm wishes

  2. Dolores Shearer
    Dolores Shearer says:

    Thanks, Deborah for an excellent turn-out stretch (especially for an older dancer and teacher).
    I felt the stretch immediately!!
    Thanks, Dolores

  3. Melanie
    Melanie says:

    Hi Deborah,

    Again another wonderful blog from yourself! I totally agree with Bridgitte – your articles are so clear and concise they are a joy to watch as we know that we will be able to go away and practice ourselves safely. Also, AT LAST a great excercise I can do at my desk!!! (as I have a boring desk job in the week!)

    I can’t wait for the next blog!

    Best regards,



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