AlexGuess saidBecause I'm a dancer , and for some leg elevations my butt gets in the way pic or it never happened >.>
anyways, I guess....although I find guys in tights with big butts to be a major turn on...just sayin :d
i'm a professional dancer/choreographer/teacher, and that's a bullshit myth dancers make up as an excuse to be anorexic. keep the butt. your gluteals (the primary hip extensors) need to be large enough and strong enough to counterbalance the mass and strength in your hip flexors (especially the iliopsoas). if you do not have the same strength and range of motion on all sides of a joint you will vastly increase your risk for injury. this is particularly precarious at the hip, because the injury will be so close to the core and your center of gravity.
if your ass "gets in your way," it implies not that your ass is too big, but that some other imbalance is in place: are your iliopsoas shortened? if they are not long and strong, they will pull down against your leg as you try to extend your hip (developé/grand battement derrière), thus holding your leg in a lower position. before you start trying to chase a pot of fool's gold (spot training is a fallacy - the body is an integrated whole, and you cannot break it down into parts like this), consider that there are other explanations. stretch/myofacially release your hip flexors as a possible first course of action.
another possibility: you have a big ass, but it's a weak big ass. here again your ass isn't getting in your way, it's just not strong enough to lift your meaty, fabulous, luscious legs. getting rid of your ass won't help in this scenario either.
and here's another possibility: whoever told you that ignorant, hateful, destructive, unhelpful, stupid bullshit needs to be kicked out of the teaching profession. and you can tell him/her i said so. in fact, you can give this horrible prick my email and we'll discuss the ways in which i had to deprogram hundreds of dance students from these ill-informed reductions of the body, so that they wouldn't experience the eating disorders i did.
in short: keep the butt. learn more about functional anatomy. remember to balance strength and flexibility on all sides of a joint. EAT. and enjoy the beautiful art that is your non-reducible ass.