skyish Posted October 9, 2006 Report Share Posted October 9, 2006 Summary: I've re-started ballet after 8 years of a break and now I'm attending two different studios, in one of them I'm taking private lessons, the other one is a group class. Problem: Right now I'm fine during barre-work but my teacher doesn't make me do center work in my private classes except some pliés and jumps to gain enough sense of balance but in the other class we are doing a series of center work for app. 45 minutes. Since I've just started in the other studio I'm taking videos while they are doing center combinations to study in the "mind level" at home before I try them in the class. The problem is, in my group class, we will start pointe work in November. And I'm really concerned. Because I feel like I'm cheating; if I was ready enough, my private lesson teacher would certainly make me start center combinations; but he didn't and I will leap to the "pointe era" right from the "barre era" And my group lessons teacher is pleased with my work and strenght(I only get corrections for my arms and head) and I don't think that she will say "no, you are not ready for pointe yet, just watch us for now.." because they will start to prepare for their graduation recital and I will be dancing in it too I of course want to start pointe work as soon as possible... And when I'm working on my own I'm still strong on pointe. But if I'm strong enough wouldn't my teacher make me try different combinations instead of making me do only barre work? And since now I have an injured ankle left from a changement made without a plié (I wasn't concentrated enough ) I'm a little freaked out. Being a reasonable adult, I know that there must be much more time than 2 months to start pointe work after 8 years. Am I wrong? What should I do? Quote Link to comment
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