The Vaganova Method (from Russian) training is acknowledged all over the world as the foremost training syllabus of the classical ballet and it is to be called simply “Teaching Method of Classical Dance” founded by Agrippina Vaganova. This method came together under a deep study of all previous methods and it has been considered by the masters of ballet as the true method of teaching classical ballet (Especially because it combines all of the best aspects from previous methods, but with more attention to the back muscles and artistry).
With that being said, The Characteristics of a student from the Vaganova Method (Teaching method of classical dance founded by A. Vaganova) is truly expressed in the aplomb (vertical attack and the holding of the back muscles!). This is the secret- REALLY!
Yes, one must to pull up the hip bones in order to obtain turn out and keep the back straight, but in the Vaganova method, and in this systematic approach of learning, everything is about perfection. The method is scientifically based and physiologically sound and incorporates the laws of physics and bio mechanics.
So remember ballerina…Vertical attack with the holding of the back muscles!