Pirou Posted November 5, 2010 Report Share Posted November 5, 2010 Okay, I have a question. I have been en pointe for a month now. My schedule before going en pointe was more or less five or six 90-minute classes a week, depending on what my work schedule allowed, with Mondays off as the down day of our studio. I have now replaced my Saturday 90-minute technique class at my home studio with a 30-45 minute pointe class at the new studio (which offers dedicated pointe classes), and I also either do the specialized pointe barre in my regular Wednesday night class at my home studio, or the Monday technique/pointe class at the other studio if I have to miss Wednesday or other technique classes due to work, still maintaining basically a 6-day-a-week schedule. Prior to being en pointe, 6 days of class a week was perfectly doable. But now that some of those classes include or are composed of pointework, I am finding that my body is getting more taxed and tired. After 30 minutes of pointe, my legs are quivering with effort, and once or twice my muscles have even been slightly sore the next day. Not just my arches or the muscles under my toes, which I did feel once in the first week, but different areas in my thighs and even in my torso/abs! I definitely cannot go all out the next day in technique class following a day with pointework. Would it be better to keep up my daily schedule and let my body adjust to the increased demand (if not increased actual class time) or cut back to 3-4 days a week of class a week? What would be the repercussions of either of those choices? Quote Link to comment
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