audreyballerina...Thank you for stimulating an interesting discussion. Apparently, after one year of ballet study, some people know more than the combined knowledge here of around one hundred years of professional dancing and teaching.
I wish you well. Honestly, I really do!
No one here wished any differently for you than I. Have fun with your dancing. Enjoying what you do is the most important thing! I have been pretty impressed with the articulate and helpful responses in this thread, but perhaps we should all let this one rest for a while?
Lucy, I'm reminded of the saying,"You can lead a horse to the water, but you can't make him drink."