Guest dragonfly7 Posted May 17, 2003 Report Share Posted May 17, 2003 Hi all, I'm so glad I came across this site. I wonder though if it's still alive -- the last post was May 7. Or maybe everyone's somewhere else doing stretches, haha. I've been taking adult ballet classes for 8 months now and this artform has really opened itself up to me. Some people think I'm crazy for dancing so late (I'm 25) in life, but hey, they're not the ones who can feel the rush right after you land a solid single pirouette. And don't get me started on doubles... My biggest obstacle right now is a pain that runs under my upper thigh. I cannot developpe higher than 30 degrees, I used to be able to go much higher than that. The only way I can describe it is like LIQUID FIRE pulsing through my veins when I attempt to bring my leg higher. It's very frustrating, I've had it for two months now. The pain shoots from the area under the back of my knee, up my inner thigh up to my groin area. This is worde in my left leg but is also in my right though to a lesser degree. Because of this, I am not flexible the least bit and I look like a total klutz doing barre stretches. Plus, I cannot do full splits yet, how do you deveop flexibility for this? I am very patient with my body, I understand that I'm in for the long haul and my body will need time to develop muscle memory. I'd appreciate any suggestions though to make it less of a pain...I love ballet and I do want to improve, even slowly. I want to EARN good technique -- any suggestions? Thank you to whomever and this board is great! Quote Link to comment
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