In the class I took on Friday, the teacher said I had nice lines!
Of course it came with a caveat "but you're sitting in your hyperextension a bit."
But still, nice lines! Me!
I feel funny about posting this because I don't want to sound braggy. But this means a lot to me because I started this ballet journey to improve my lines for Other Movement, where I definitely was NOT told that I have nice lines. It's almost been a year since I've started ballet and it's nice to feel that I'm improving.
It was a great class (and not just because I got a compliment). This teacher gives a lot of individual correction, and is not afraid of being hands on. He corrected me on tendu back, saying I could open the hip just a bit to maintain my turnout better. I also got corrected on pulling up from my standing hip more, as if there was a hot poker under my butt. He put his hands around my waist like a corset and physically pulled me up!
We also did some center combinations that were new to me. One was pas de cheval to pique sous-sus en croix twice, followed by two soutenou turns en face. Another was two balancé followed by three chaine turns. (Wow do I suck at spotting.)