dancepig Posted September 11, 2008 Report Share Posted September 11, 2008 I've recently started taking an intermediate ballet class in a new studio, didn't quit the old studio, just adding two classes per week at a different studio. I like the new teacher very much, except she's always asking us to point our feet so that our toes are "scooping under". She will specifically tell me to not just stretch the top of my feet, but to scoop my toes. When I point my foot, I'm lucky if I can get a slight angle down, much less a scooped look. I have very tight ankles and achilles, along with a very high instep and arch. I'm thinking this is perhaps part of my problem? I have been taking pointe classes for several years now, so I believe my feet are strong, but no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get my toes to "scoop". Any suggestions on how I might be able to get "scooping toes"? Thanks so much! Quote Link to comment
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