Three flexibility tips

Tip #5: 3 key release ball spots to help dancer flexibility

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Tip #5: 3 key release ball spots to help dancer flexibility

Experiencing muscle soreness? Losing flexibility? Take a moment to release your trigger points. You can use a tennis ball or lacrosse ball (gently).

Here are a few key spots that can help many dancers:

  1. Sole of the foot
  2. Tensor fascia latae (TFL) muscle. This is located on the front of the hip near where a pants pocket may be located.
  3. Gluteal (buttock area) muscles

Relax into each spot for 30 seconds.

What questions do you have about releasing trigger points? Leave a comment.

What else can you do over winter break to take your dancing to the next level? Learn more in our Winter Break Dance Conditioning Tips article.

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