Bella asked in Arts & HumanitiesDancing · 4 months ago

What should I do about skin bunching up and hurting me while stretching or using my back for ballet?

Whenever I use both my back and my legs (like in an arabesque) or my torso in general when bending back, skin bunches up and seems to hinder me from getting more flexible, and it hurts... I really don’t know what should I do? Lose weight?

2 Answers

  • 4 months ago

    I would definitely talk to your teacher about this, she can see what you are doing and if it's correct or not.

  • 4 months ago

    It sounds like your form in doing an arabesque is not correct. Talk to your ballet teacher. You can check out this video starting at :41 into the clip. It shows the proper technique for an arabesque.

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