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 Post subject: weight placement
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2001 4:39 am 
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Hey everyone.<BR>I have trouble with my weight placement. when I am just standing, it's fine, but once I start to move, all my weight goes back. I try really hard, but I just can't seem to get it. My toes are always off the ground, so to speak. I don't know what to do. My teacher corrects me, but..... Could it be becauser I am knock-kneed? My knees hit together when I straigthen my legs and my feet won't touch.Does anyone have any suggestions?<BR>thanks

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 Post subject: Re: weight placement
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2001 4:52 am 
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Ehh, sorry, i can't give you any advise because I don't have any exparience with this myself, but you could do a search, it might be that we had another thread on this... Image

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 Post subject: Re: weight placement
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2001 4:57 am 
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Dancerchic.....if you are standing in first position and your knees touch but your heels do not - that is a hyperextended knee. Some people are VERY hyperextended and some people just a little bit.<P>In either case, there are good things about that and some not so good things. I am just the opposite - I have a slightly bowed knee, which also has some good things and some not so good things. <P>However, in your case, you must NEVER push back on your knees or you will injure them. Always pull up through your legs. When you stand in first position don't try to get your heels to touch. It's ok for there to be a space between your heels.<P>As for your weight placement - it still has to be forward. That's the only place to be in the ballet. You could also have your teacher check your shoes, sometimes shoes will do that. I have had that experience.<P>You are going to have to test your weight placement all the time. <P>Here is a thread you might want to read:<P><A HREF=../../../ubb/Forum7/HTML/000348.html><B>ALIGNMENT - THE SCAFFOLDING</B></a><P>You can also do a "search" and type in "knees" and "weight placement" and you will come up with lots more information.<P>


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