Striving for Grace Posted March 12, 2008 Report Share Posted March 12, 2008 I really need some help guys. Without mentioning the specifics, I will say this: A couple months ago I sustained a severe injury while doing a certain step in ballet (I am prepping for my Cecchetti Advanced 2 Exams). A couple nights ago I reinjured myself doing the same step and set my recovery back by about 6 weeks... I was 10 weeks into healing. It's not a really advanced step, and is a step that I have never liked but have never been scared of either! Now that I've been injured twice doing it however, I am ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED of that step. My teachers assure me it was just a fluke, slippery floors and stuff, as opposed to technique. It happens to the best of us, they say. I don't know, the first time that sounded about right, but the second time I think I had a bit more to do with it as I was bracing myself mentally for the step and was quite nervous, and hence, probably not working correctly or compensating somewhere. I don't think I can ever do it full-out again for fear of hurting myself. How do you get over the fear? Any advice or personal anecdotes would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks, Grace Quote Link to comment
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