You might find that a barre routine works for you. They look simple, but are deceptively difficult. As a general rule, they are low impact and don't involve rapid or twisting motions. Most also have "modifiers" that show the same movements performed by people who don't have the strength and flexibility to fully extend the movements.
You don't need to buy any equipment. There are many DVD's that use the back of a chair instead of an actual ballet barre. To see clips of several barre DVD's -- you can go to collagevideo.com and simply do a search using the word barre. They have short clips of several to help you decide if it is something you want to try. I have Tracey Mallet's "Booty Barre: Beginners and Beyond" and like it. Again, I remind you that these workouts are much harder than they look. It takes a lot of muscle strength, flexibility, and stamina to lift your leg that high, do repeated little pulses of strength movements, etc.
Many require NO dance experience, dance talent or natural grace (fortunately for me).
Edited by: ONLINEASLLOU at: 1/1/2014 (12:48)
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