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My DD takes 4 dance classes a week--about 8 hours ballet, 1 hr jazz and 45 min of pointe total.

Then she has about 2 hrs of rehearsal/week for Nutcracker coming up in the Fall.


What is the recommendation about additional practicing (stretching, working on feet) at home?


Is there a risk of overuse injury if more work is piled on top of these classes?


Of course I know that there should be no practicing of pointe at home.


Thanks for the input.

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Don't worry about home practice. Trust the teacher. Working unsupervised can reinforce counterproductive practices and habits. A little demi-plié, a few tendus are probably safe, but let her save the rest for the classroom, where someone can keep an eye on what she's up to!

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