Skittl1321 Posted September 27, 2004 Report Share Posted September 27, 2004 I just started pointe work a few weeks ago. The class I am taking is an adult advanced class and she invites people to wear pointe shoes at the barre if they wish. (If no one wears pointe shoes there is a more standard barre, if everyone does there are alot more releves!) I was encouraged to start pointe work and my teacher is very good about individual instruction for me, the only beginner. We are to take off our pointe shoes whenever we feel we have reached our maximum. Some girls dance the whole class, I usually do the half of the barre- because a lot of it is not en pointe (30 minutes). (I take them off before pirrouttes) After three weeks I have noticed that the only pain I have is when we have releve arabesques or releve posse (at the barre). Is it normal to be sore because I have never worked this area of my body before, or is this a sign of weakness? When starting pointework should you stay on two feet for a certain amount of experience (not necessarily time) before even attempting to work on one foot? I'm not wobbly and don't roll or sickle, but it does hurt afterwards. I trust my teacher and believe she does have my best interest at heart, but I also know she has a lot of levels in her class and might just be forgetting to tell me I should have removed my pointe shoes for flats. Thanks for the advice or antecdotes about how much you hurt when you were just starting! Quote Link to comment
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