Pauline Posted September 4, 2003 Report Share Posted September 4, 2003 My dd had an evaluation at the end of her SI, which was great , but, has really raised alot of questions for us. I would love any feedback that anyone might have on this subject as well as any opinions (especially that of the professionals) . We were told the following about my dd: 1. She has complete turnout from the hip, but, does not use it all the time, (especially during difficult floor combinations, when rushed through a combination she almost turns in!). 2. She is overly flexible and has slight hyperextension,(including her feet which are also highly arched). A very soft shank shoe was recommeded (Freed classics) 3. She needs more strength to accomodate her flexibility. 4. She has good extension, that will only get better as she gets stronger. 5. She is an "incredibly graceful" dancer. I do think that this is basically a good evaluation. She has started doing exercises (given to us from a dance physical therapist) and is very motivated and determined to gain strength. My husband and I are fairly new to the ballet world and just wonder if this issue is one that can be overcome. My dd is very serious about ballet (will be 13 in a few months) and has definately made the decision that this is what she has to do, there would be no way to stop her. Do you (anyone) think that she can attain enough strength needed or is this a very difficult challenge that will haunt her forever. Is this a body type that can make the transition to a strong professional dancers ? Sorry if I sound a bit dramatic, but, with my dd's whole heart and soul in this I want to make sure I have MY eyes open as well. Quote Link to comment
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