Guest Jeujeucda Posted October 8, 2002 Report Share Posted October 8, 2002 Hi everyone, Can you suggest ways to improve balance? I used to have good balance until a car accident a few years ago (not my fault). My balance was knocked askew for over a year to the point where I trip over my own feet on the stairs all the time. Now it's fine again for regular life, but very noticeably I have a harder time staying up on my toes in ballet than everyone else. Do you have some suggestions? Also, I spend almost all day usually in front of my computer at work, and often my ankles get swollen. Then I go straight to class and can feel them. What can I do to reduce the swelling? I get up once in a while to walk around, but the office offers very little to walk around to. And last, my teacher suggested I also try the Adult Experienced class when I told her about wanting to progress one day to pointe. But I wonder if I should right now? I only started ballet this April and am in four classes already, one of which is Intermediate. I struggle along anyway because I don't mind looking less than graceful. I suspect the Experienced class is similar to this Intermediate, but maybe a tad more. Do you think there's any use to me trying out this class? I don't want to waste time if you think it's too much at this point. Thanks! Jeujeucda Quote Link to comment
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