Do Principals Have Better Turnout?
March 13, 2017
Turnout is such an integral part of ballet. You’d assume the best dancers would have the best rotation, right? Not according to a new study published by the Performing Arts Medicine Association.
After measuring the external rotation of 45 dancers in all ranks at The Australian Ballet, researchers found no difference between degrees of passive or active turnout in corps members, soloists and principals.
Of course, all the dancers studied had enough rotation to make it to a professional level. But when you’re struggling with yours, it’s nice to remember that turnout isn’t what makes a great dancer.