Striving for Grace Posted July 27, 2006 Report Share Posted July 27, 2006 One of my teachers makes a comment at least once per class about my body shape. The first time she met me she also said "I can see immediately that you are hyperextended". She also comments frequently on my long this or that (long torso, long back, long legs, long achilles, long arms). Despite the fact that I'm only 5'6", I'm quite sure she'll continue to find other body parts of mine that she can describe as being long So my question is this: Is it bad to be "long" and "hyperextended" in the context of ballet? I can't read her tone when she says these things about me, so I don't know whether it's a criticism, a good thing, or simply neutral. If it is bad, does anyone have any suggestions for how to make myself appear to be less long? Thanks! Grace Quote Link to comment
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