If you've been to one of Miss Dani's dance classes over the past couple of weeks you'll know this word well - fascia. Students tend to know their muscles and bones well, most have good stretching routines BUT many do not know what fascia is or understand how it can affect their flexibility - in fact many are decreasing their flexibility with some of their stretching techniques…
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Have you ever seen a dancer with the flexibility, strength, and control to create perfect lines in their leg extensions? If so, you’ve probably been inspired to elevate your own extensions in class and on stage.
The first step to create gorgeous extensions is to develop the flexibility to get your legs up there. Here are three stretches you can do at home to benefit your extension:
Use your resistance bands at home to improve the strength and flexibility of your feet and ankles with these 3 exercises!
In last week's blog, we detailed some stretches to help dancers develop the flexibility required to create beautiful lines in leg extensions. Now, here are some strengthening exercises to help them gain control to maintain those extensions: