Elf Posted November 22, 2017 Report Share Posted November 22, 2017 (edited) Hello! I'm new to this forum! Straight to the point, I'm 22 years old and I want to take ballet classes. I've taken classes before for some months, when I was in high school, but it was hard for me to keep up because I have had partial spinal fusion (up to the 4th lumbar vertebra, I think) due to a car accident. This causes my lower back to not bend at all. Moreover, my lower spine, at the level of the fusion, is stuck in a crooked position (read: scoliosis that can't get fixed ). The scoliosis causes my right leg to be an inch shorter than my left, so I modify my everyday shoes. If I'm wearing a shoe with a higher sole on the right, my back gets totally straight. But when I try dancing, especially ballet, with ballet shoes, the difference makes it so frustrating... I can't even stand in the 1st position without my upper body going completely off balance. I wanted to ask if any of you have this issue and if you use some kind of custom shoes. Thank you very much! Anastasia Edit: Actually, I have an idea: Do you think it's a good idea to get teaching shoes (those with the little heel) and just add some hight to the heel, like I do with my normal shoes? Edited November 22, 2017 by Elf Quote Link to comment
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