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  1. So geesh, apparently I have followed enough studios that Instagram spams me with ballet posts. But here is what I just cannot believe… I see so many school posts where the entire student body has extreme hyper extension. We are talking 8 and 9 year olds whose feet are 10cm off the floor when sitting with their legs straight and extended. Same with turnout. The entire class of little ones has 180 degree turnout….and demonstrates it with absolutely no effort. I know ‘Instagram vs Reality,’ but are there really schools that are this selective? I always thought extreme hyper extension and full turnout were quite rare. And if this really is a genetic gift, it seems quite improper to highlight these children while peddling stretches that claim to deliver the same results. Ha! If I am confused, I’m never letting my little dancer on Instagram to get ballet spam. I cannot think of a quicker way to disenfranchise her love of ballet.
  2. Hi, I hope this doesn't sound too silly, but I have very very very straight legs (they are not bent looking, but they're not hyperextended!) I guess in some ways it is a blessing because my hyperextended friends have lots of trouble with getting on their legs and their stability etc. However the line is not as nice, and I have been told by a couple of teachers that I should perhaps stretch for more hyperextension to get the lovely curve (for example in the supporting leg for arabesque!) Does anybody have any advice for this for safe ways to get this? And also looking for exercises for winged feet! I do theraband work to strengthen the 'wing' (where the top of foot sort of goes out from the ankle like the principals do!) and I luckily don't sickle thanks to working a lot on it, but just wondering if this is an expected in ballet and other exercises that I could safely do! Very sorry for how long this is! And if I am not making sense haha (In the midst of GCSEs!)
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