DDTimes3 Posted March 20, 2006 Report Share Posted March 20, 2006 I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, so please feel free to move it etc. if it is not. My 14.5 DD has recently moved studios to one which is more supportive of her dancing aspirations. We have seen huge improvement in various areas both in technique and in confidence. However she does have some problems with certain areas which seem to be a result of overlooked training at her previous studio. DD is currently doing Advanced 1 RAD and is very tiny for her age, only 148cm tall. The problems she has are to do with her body line, eyeline and arm line. She has had limited success in fixing her eyeline but body line and arm line continue to elude her. For example she has been told to soften and round her arms. But her arms are so thin, when she rounds her armss her knobbly elbows stick out. Her thin wrists often don't seem to be able to support her arm and wrist and so often look 'cocked". Her long thin fingers look like a "demented spider"(guest teacher's words) when she tries to hold them in a ballet pose. DD is worried that perhaps it is too late to fix these problems as these ideas should have fused in her brain when she was much younger and now it is fused wrongly. She is frustrated because she tries to follow her teacher's instructions but cannot achieve the look they are after. And she is worried about her RAD Ad1 exam because line and artistry are very important aspects of this exam, not just achieving set exercises correctly. Any advice? Has anyone ever been in a similar situation? Is there hope for improvement or would any improvement made now be limited, given her age etc.? Thanks Quote Link to comment
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