The 12 Days of Fitmas Day 1: Toe stretch

How: Place your sits bones on your feet. Keep your toestucked under and heels together. Hold for 30 seconds.

Why: Dancers often focus on pointing their entire foot. Inreleve the toes actually need to stretch the other direction. This stretchhelps improve releve. You need a strong releve to do more turns.

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