shimmering-skulls asked: Have your dance teachers ever made you do something horrifically painful? Toe crunches, sitting on 5-year-olds to get them into splits, stuff that's rather unorthodox? We have to all the time, and all my non-dance friends are shocked at the stuff the little ones have to do :/
Nope, my dance teachers have never made me do anything like toe crunches, (which to be honest I hadn’t heard of until recently) or sitting on people to get deeper stretches. I wouldn’t be shocked by this stuff though, as there are probably things that I am not thinking of that I’ve had to do in a dance class that might be considered unorthodox to non-dancers. Generally from my own experience I’ve noticed that when non-dancers hear about things in the dance world, they are generally surprised or shocked at the things dancers have to endure for their sport.
Thanks for the ask!
-Happy Dancing! :D