Guest Hattie Posted November 3, 2005 Report Share Posted November 3, 2005 Yesterday I had my first class for 2 weeks (I've been moving house) and it was awful. I knew that I wouldn't be as flexible as normal- which admittedly isn't very much. But I didn't realise I would be that bad. I have done some stretches in the 2 weeks I've been off, and have done lots of exercise (mainly carrying boxes, but running as well). I know that this doesn't mean anything when it comes to ballet, but I really wasn't expecting to be as terrible as I was yesterday. I couldn't get my balance at all- and not just turns, but at all. I felt really dizzy the whole time, but that is quite a normal thing for me. For half the class I was wearing softblocks, but I kept falling off the sole. Then I put my flat shoes on, but they're quite sticky, and I couldn't turn at all... I don't know why I was so off centre, I was just so wobbly. Then my extensions... well, they were about 10 times lower than normal, and my turnout kept going when I was doing an arabesque to the back- even at the bar. And then just to make it complete, because I was getting stressed about it, the rest of my body was tensing up (esp. my shoulders- always the first to go!). I'm used to having good days and bad days, but not to that extreme. By the end of the class I was nearly in tears, and when I got home I did have a little cry. I just wondered if anyone else had had a similar problem, and what did you do to get over it? There's some talk of doing a class recital, but at the moment I feel like never going back ever again. I can't face feeling so rubbish about something I like so much. If anyone has any advice about how to get out of this rut and not give up on ballet, please help me. I'm so tempted to throw away all my ballet stuff and stay in bed under a duvet!! Quote Link to comment
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