Pirou Posted November 21, 2007 Report Share Posted November 21, 2007 So, I have been taking class 5 or 6 days a week since I started ballet again in March, and I felt like I was improving quite a bit. I have gone from not being able to do anything to having about a 120-130 degree extension, being able to balance on one foot in demi point in a variety of positions, occasionally landing a double pirouette and tonight for the first time even did a perfect attitude turn in which I hovered at the end quite deliberately before deciding exactly how to come down into the next step. so physically, I am progressing, and yet... in the past few weeks, my work schedule has interfered with my ballet schedule and I haven't been able to go to class more than a few times a week, so on the day my school is closed, for the last 2 Mondays, I've visited other teachers' classes, and I found that I couldn't do a thing! I've always felt a little slow to pick up combinations in class (barre and center), but I thought that I had been improving because these days it's only in the advanced class where I cannot get all the details of the combinations towards the end of class, but now I think that perhaps I'm not learning combinations any better at all, but have just become accustomed to my teacher's style, because in the unfamiliar teachers' classes, I am basically lost all the way through class, (which is really frustrating, because if you can't keep up with the exercises, you can't get warmed up!) What can I do to improve this problem? I do not want to be held back by a slow brain. Quote Link to comment
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