Guest Dancing Duranie Posted October 16, 2005 Report Share Posted October 16, 2005 Hi all, Wasn't sure if this should be in the pointe shoes section or here or where, so feel free to move if neccesary. In my pointe class the first warm-up we do is where we tendu to second and really push over our pointe. When I do this with my left foot it feels like my arch is literally going to snap right in the middle. I can't feel my shoe or shank at all when we do this........it's like there is nothing there to catch my arch from going too far (and I've done this in 4 different pair of pointe shoes and it is the same everytime). However, once we get into the actual class part I don't have this issue while en pointe. So my question is, what is wrong that is making this so painful? Now, my other problem is that in our technique classes we do no warm-ups for the feet at all. There is general stretching beforehand, but nothing for the feet. I always get to class early and stretch on my own before everyone sits down and stretches together. About 15-20 mins. into the barre both of my feet, in the arches, are hurting so bad I feel like I can't even stand on them much less dance anymore. I am wondering if I should use my time before class in the technique classes to do foot warm-ups on my own? And again, why do my feet do this? I work all day in a pretty sedentary job and then rush to class at night. Is it a combination of finally utilizing my feet and just not being warmed up or are there other issues at hand? If it matters I have highly arched feet as well. Thanks for any input, DD Quote Link to comment
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