Guest erindezeeuw Posted March 22, 2005 Report Share Posted March 22, 2005 (edited) Hi, I've been taking ballet for about a month now . . . I gave myself positionary vertigo somehow after just a few lessons, but have recovered and went back to class last night. I've been thinking that if there were some sort of barre video, either for the TV or computer, I could do at least once a day, it would help immensely. I feel so lost in class, and I think it's mainly because I can't associate these French words with my body movements yet. I'd like to not be following the girl in front of me all the time, because I don't imagine she's always correct. I'm sure such things exist and I could find several, but does anyone know of one they particularly liked? Also, I am having a real problem with the things where you kind of "swing" your leg from front to back (for lack of a better way of putting it). My teacher says you should see first position when you pass your other foot, okay, I understand that, but once I go BACK, it's like my foot doesn't have enough "clearance" off the ground to stay pointed. I basically have to drag my foot on the ground for a second. What is going on and how can I correct it? (Edit: I found the name of this on ABT's dictionary. It's Grand Battement.) And one more, I'm finding that with any exercise where we extend to the back, I can't get the leg up high at all. Front and side I am confident I will be able to work on, but the back is so tight. Are there exercises that would help this specifically? Sorry for the multi-question post, figured it was better than shooting off three seperate ones. Edited March 23, 2005 by erindezeeuw Quote Link to comment
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