Hi there x My name is Ebony and I'm new here.
Basically I am a bit of a jack of all trades across visual art, writing, equestrian sports, music etc, so dance is not my only focus, but something I really want to do. My mother made a passing comment when I was 17 that she hoped I would have turned out a dancer or something, so I went to 1 ballet class (and they couldn't deal with me
) and have been doing stretches/messing around with balletic-type movement at home. As I have so many hobbies, I couldn't possibly afford to fund tuition in any of them so I am entirely self taught.
I work for a video production company and was asked to dance for a music video (improvisation) and I've never really worked in a studio or seen what moves I do look like properly, but having how some of what I tried out looked like on the tape I thought it looked alright for someone with no training, which has encouraged me to keep it up and start aerial hoop classes.
THAT IS, AFTER I RECOVER...
I just got out of hospital (scared of losing flexibility from bedrest) I have Aspergers syndrome, arthritis, endometriosis, anterior pelvic tilt, scoliosis, supinated feet, flat feet, a leg length discrepancy and hyperextended knees.
Because of these problems, and my age, things are a little more complicated for me and the strict russian teacher just yelled at me instead of helping correct me. I suppose it is doubly hard for them as I haven't danced from an early age and poor technique is best ironed out at an early age I was wondering if anyone here, keeping all these muscolo-skeletal problems and the fact I have no training into consideration, could gently critique me?
Would it be ok if I post photos in this thread? I did a little bit of pointe work (I know, I SHOULD NOT have, but they asked me to for aesthetic purposes and I've found it has improved my flat feet) so I'd also like some tips on how best to continue without injuring myself. I'm a full time student as well as having freelance jobs and practise 5 instruments, so I do not have the time or extra cash to get in the studio unfortunately.
This is a big ask, so THANKYOU in advance and hello everyone x