Dance Health: Protecting Your Ankles and Knees in a Turnout

Protecting Your Ankles and Knees in a Dance Turnout Turnout is the position often used in dance where your hips are externally rotated, like first position in ballet.  Often dancers will use their feet to cheat this movement and create the desired shape on the floor. This cheat is called “cranking turnout.” Using floor sliders Dr. Blessyl Buan, an Ontario chiropractor, dance artist and movement specialist, recommends a healthier pattern is for a dancer to…