blueskies Posted October 26, 2005 Report Share Posted October 26, 2005 Hello! I've been lurking for about 8 months and I'm finally posting a question. I have an issue that I'd like some input on. My daughter is 12 and has been dancing for about 4 years. Just this past month she started having pain in her foot when she landed a jump. The problem was that she didn't tell anyone. I observed the last 15 minutes of her class a few weeks ago and realized there was a problem. I questioned her in the car and she told me her foot hurt. Since then we have seen a doctor and she was diagnosed with tendonitis. She is off of ballet right now. I am concerned as to why the teacher did not pull her aside and ask her why she wasn't completing combinations. When I called her teacher to tell her of my daughter's injury she told me that she noticed that she wasn't doing the combinations but thought that she just couldn't get them. Is it unrealistic of me to think she should have pulled my daughter aside and asked her what the problem was? I know that the ultimate responsibility for taking care of her body lies with my daughter but given this is her first injury she didn't know that if something hurts to stop doing it. I'm just wondering if this should make me concerned about the instruction she is recieving or if this is just a lesson both my daughter and I learned the hard way. Quote Link to comment
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