I’m pleased to (finally) be able to give you a sneak peak of the photo shoot I had with gorgeous dancer L. about a month ago. While I’m saving most of the images for their accompanying blog posts here are a few of my favourites.
For those wondering, L. is an intermediate level dancer just beginning on pointe. She turns 13 this year. The teacher/older dancer in the photos is me.
Rotating through the whole leg and ensuring the knee is tracking over the second toe is important when working in turn out.
There’s a sort of grotesque beauty to a dancer’s feet.
Helping students to rotate the foot to avoid sickling develops a sense of correct alignment.
Stretching through the feet is as important in contemporary as in ballet.
Creating a sense of length and longing through epaulement and eyeline.
Supporting dancers to feel correct alignment helps to develop their proprioception of a movement.
The teacher/mentor relationship is such an important one for dancers of all ages.
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