This pose has become one of the 'go to' poses in dance photos. A nice deep plie and high arched feet on releve makes the dancer resemble a spider. This pose is more common with female dancers since it is seen as a more feminine position.
given them credit for it. What a fantastic pic! The photog was able to capture the tom-boy on the right, even the way the leg is shaped, and the feminine dancer on the left with grace and elegance. Fabulous shot and design!