The Leg-Hold Turn

Prepare in a wide fourth-position plié.Dance Spirit, 16 Beaver Studio, 6/18/2013. Credit Photo: Erin Baiano

 

Battement your leg forward toward your face—keeping it perfectly straight, with your foot pointed—and grab your ankle and lower calf with both hands as you begin your inside turn in forced arch.

Dance Spirit, 16 Beaver Studio, 6/18/2013. Credit Photo: Erin BaianoDance Spirit, 16 Beaver Studio, 6/18/2013. Credit Photo: Erin BaianoDance Spirit, 16 Beaver Studio, 6/18/2013. Credit Photo: Erin BaianoDance Spirit, 16 Beaver Studio, 6/18/2013. Credit Photo: Erin Baiano

Zoey says: “Really hold your core as you pull your leg toward you and
push into the ground with your standing leg for opposition.”

 

Photography by Erin Baiano. Hair and makeup by Tonya Noland For Mark Edward Inc.

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