Baby Steps

Fifth Position

Practiced again today. Most of the barre movement sequences came back, so I was at least able to dance with the music most of the time. Still had major cramps in my left foot whenever I tried to point it. Extension and turnout remained pathetic. But I focused on holding out my arm in a proper second position this time instead of dropping it like a flappy chicken wing as in my last practice.

Happy that I was able to hold out my leg for a full count, even in adagio. Proudest moment was when suddenly I could do petits battements sur le coup de pied on the beat… but only with the right foot 😉 It feels like ballet is gradually coming back to me… at least I am enjoying the pure sensation of moving with the music once again.