musicaldancer Posted June 8, 2013 Report Share Posted June 8, 2013 Okay...well this is embarrassing. This is my third year of ballet, I just turned old enough to go on this website, and I take 1 one hour ballet class a week. I know it's sad, but I really have been starting to take ballet seriously! I'm going to be taking 2 technique classes a week (first class - 1 hour, second class - 1 1/2 hours) this summer at a ballet-focused dance academy that has trained a good number of students that went on to become professional ballet and/or modern dancers. I know that that is not much at all, but I just want to try out the studio and get a feel of more serious training. I will most likely also take either a Pilates course or pre-pointe class along with the technique classes. I am hoping to take many more ballet classes during the school year, but now I would just like some advice on ways to continue with my training or similar situations other users have been in. Also a few questions - 1. What are some good stretches or exercises to improve leg flexibility? 2. How can I strengthen my core? 3. What are the most helpful stretches to improve my arch and to point my foot harder? 4. Will practicing releves and eleves help with my balance on demi-pointe? Thank you for reading this very long post! Quote Link to comment
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