Guest dancergal Posted August 22, 2004 Report Share Posted August 22, 2004 My knees are pretty hyperextended. If I stand in first with my knees fully straight, my feet are about 3 or 4 inches apart. But I have never known whether I should fully straighten my legs to the point where my knees are hyperextended, or if I should keep them slightly bent. See, I take dance classes at two different places: at academic school during the day, and at my regular studio afterwards. And at my academic school, the teachers keep telling me to slightly bend my knees, because my hyperextension is making me rock back into my heels. But then, at my regular ballet school, they don't encourage us to bend our knees like that if we are hyperextended. They just let us keep our knees fully straight. In fact, at my academic school, it was the first time I had been told to slightly bend my knees. So now I am in the habit of slightly bending my knees when I am at academic school, and fully straightening them when I am at regular ballet school. And I know that this cannot be good for me, but I don't know what I am supposed to do. Quote Link to comment
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