Taking an introductory ballet class 9 years after the last time I put on ballet shoes (for my adult intro class as an innocent 23 year old) and 22 years after I stopped taking dance lessons as a child, I wondered several things:
- Have I really gotten so much less flexible after almost a decade that a low leg lift almost broke me?
- What will I do if this instructor who keeps singling people out for doing things incorrectly draws attention to me?
- Am I a lot worse at ballet now that I’m an adult, or am I just more self conscious?
I didn’t have a chance to answer any of these questions, but an additional one I had after the class was:
- How can my legs hurt so much from an introductory ballet class?