Ballet instructor Moira Ragen presents this fantastic leg-focused workout to help Irish dancers improve the power and length in their kicks. Using the concept of "disengagement", we'll learn how to power a kick not just from the leg but also the foot. Read more about this concept from www.ballethub.com:
"Dégagé is a classical ballet term meaning “disengage.” A dégagé is when a dancer moves their leg off the floor from a position with a pointed foot and straight leg to the front, side or back. It gets its name dégagé because the step is a movement, not a position, where a leg “disengages” from the other. A dégagé is considered a basic step that is learned in a beginner’s class, but like many other basic steps, later used for more advanced steps by advanced students and professionals."
Level: All Levels
What You Need: No Equipment Needed
Exercise Credit: Ballet
*Injury Prevention: Avoid if you have any leg, lower back, foot or ankle injuries*