*NEW Assessing Turnout

In this video we shall gage an idea of our current turnout range and identify where we may be restricted. When it comes to improving your range and control in turnout, the more you know about the anatomy of turnout, the better. I recommend watching the “Anatomy of turnout’ lesson before this one.

This information can then help you to select mobilizers that will be the most effective in improving your range safely. Grab a notebook, pen and perhaps your phone to take images and let’s go!

*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 moreย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Anterior pelvic tilt. Class 1. Assessment

What is an anterior pelvic tilt? and do you have an anterior pelvic tilt? Find out with Coach Fran with this assessment.. From here we will then learn to fix it and improve your posture for Irish Dance.