Turn-out is important not only for the esthetics of ballet but also safety. Turn-out (or external rotation of the leg) should come solely from the hips
How can we breath freely when our chest and back is tightened? How can we jump high if we don’t lengthen our muscles first before take off? How can we balance on one leg if muscles are pulling us off center?
With the knowledge, movement and awareness necessary to make the changes in your own body.