Your calf muscles run down the backs of your lower legs. The calves are responsible for many ballet steps including releves, pointing the toes
and balancing on demi- or full pointe. Keeping the calves stretched is very important for dancers.
- Stagger your feet with your right leg in front of your left.
- Keeping your left foot straight, bend your right knee, slightly leaning forward with your upper body.
- Try to keep your left heel on the floor, but ease back if you feel strain on the front of the ankle. Flexibility will improve with time and practice.
- Hold the stretch for 10 seconds then switch legs.