Now as dancers, you need your feet and you need your feet all day long. Right? This is part of what I call foot therapy. I have used this exercise before but I’ve added to it because I’ve been doing some study on the fascia. The value of fascia and the body. I want you to do this exercise with me and then see the difference in your feet afterwards. Alright? So we are only going to do one foot. So you can test the difference. So place the ball underneath So we are using a handball. I’m using a massage ball, that’s a lacrosse ball. Either! Okay, make a Demi-Pointe. So you need to make a firm Demi-Pointe. That’s it. Now with your finger massage the toe joint. Get right into the toe joint. Excellent. Make a firm Demi-Pointe Aaron. Good, massaged into the toe joint. Okay move to the next toe. Spread the other toes away and massage in. If you do this exercise before
you start your ballet class, You will improve your feet You will have a higher Demi-Pointe, and a deeper Demi plié. So it’s really a wonderful thing to do. Okay move to the next toe. And massage into the toe joint. Any form of dancers, any genre at all should do this exercise. Also great for athletes! and move to the next toe. So it’s approximately 30 seconds
on each toe to start with. Get in nice and deep into it.
Make a firm Demi-Pointe. That’s it. Press into the ball, Aaron. And then the pinky. Press nice and firm, right into the toe joint. Bring the ball a little bit closer, make a really good Demi-Pointe. Excellent. Okay now take the ball like this with your hand, toes up and spread and go across. Look where I am Claudia move your foot, that’s it. Across, that’s it! Toes up and spread. Push down to get a little bit more pressure. Good! Okay, next go up onto your knee, and then I want you to roll forward to make a Demi-Pointe there. Make a demi Pointe. Use your hand. Now, like you would be in doming, Scoop scoop scoop Back to a Demi-Pointe here. Use your hand to get a bit more pressure And over, over, good! And back Another Demi-Pointe. Push it down to make that Demi-Pointe. Yes! good. And over, and draw it back through And back and one more You can do this before class
while you’re still having a chat. Or listening to your favourite music. Okay. Right then sit back down. Now you’re going to go right around the outside. and right up into the Achilles tendon. Right and then round. Right round use your hand to
get a little bit more into it right up. Good, round. Now this one go up a little bit further. little bit further Yeah, good. Good, good, good. Use your hand to get little bit more pressure. That’s it and round again. Right around. And into the Achilles tendon and one more, one more, right round. Feels good. Ok now I want you to flex your feet. And stretch Different? Now, stand up and make a Demi-Pointe and see the difference on your Demi-Pointe Higher, stronger? Feel that? Toes bend more? Now make a Demi plié and feel the release. Yeah, good good now if you do that before class, obviously both feet. It stays in the feet while you’re working your feet. So imagine if you did that before class, both feet, Your feet will improve. Okay? Excellent! Well done. Thank you. You’re going to do that? Yes? Well Done Okay, I want to see those feet working. Thank you.