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Q: I don't have the turnout I wish I had. I'm somewhat knock-kneed and I'm wondering if this is affecting my rotation.

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Q: My students have varying degrees of turnout, but it's clear to me they aren't always using what they have. Any suggestions on how to help them?

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Q: I have a 15-year-old student who has problems keeping her heel fully on the ground during a demi-plié. How can I help her?

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Q: I have adult ballet students who are asking me about foot cramping, soreness and achiness when dancing, especially in the heel and arch area. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

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Q: Despite stretching, my knees stay at least a foot off the ground when I sit or lie down in butterfly. When I gently push my knees down, I feel a sharp pain deep in the hip joint. What can I do?

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Q: I've made the transition from ballet to modern and have noticed an alarming decrease in ankle stability when on relevé. I assume this is due to a loss of ankle strength. What kinds of exercises are best for strengthening my ankles to alleviate this problem?

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Q: My 13-year-old daughter has always been flexible, but last year she suffered an acute injury to her hip flexor from an overstretch position. Since then I have told her not to participate in over-splits or other extreme positions. Is that the right thing to do?

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Q: My 5-year-old daughter is pigeon-toed. Do you have any suggestions to help her correct this?

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