Guest giselee Posted September 28, 2008 Report Share Posted September 28, 2008 This past summer I went to my first real intensive. We had an hour on pointe a day there, for 5 weeks. During this program, I got pretty bad tendinitis (the athletic teacher told me to sit out of some classes) Also plantar fashitis (spelling?) Since I've gotten back from there, my feet have been getting much better; I ice every day after pointe, and do my exercises the trainer gave me this summer. They're defiantly improving. So this is my question. I know only time will tell with my feet, but would this be a good idea? I'm considering Kaatsbaan, which is a super intense 3 week program, which people have said you spend up to 3 1/2 hours a day on pointe, and up to 7 1/2 hours on your feet dancing. I really would love to go, it sounds great, but I'm not quite sure my feet could take it. Also, I'm only 14, so I don't want to cause permanent damage. So, even if my tendons do recover, would it be the best choice? * *My feet are also much stronger now. Advice please! Quote Link to comment
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