|Exercises and Positions of the feet|
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1. Point and flex your feet
2. Legs apart and stretch to toes (head on knees)
3. Feet together push knees into ground
4. Feet together and put your head on feet
5. Lay on side and lift leg
6. Lay on side and hold inside of leg and list it straight
7. Lay on stomach and touch head with feet.
|Positions of the feet|
Turn your toes out to the side with your heels touching. You must turn your whole leg out at the hip, not just your foot. At first you may not be able to turn out very far. You will improve after some hard work.
Turn your toes out on the same line as first position but stand with your feet apart. The space between your heels should be one and a half of one of your feet. Place the whole of both feet on the floor. Don't roll forwards and put too much weight on your big toes.
Cross one foot halfway in front of the other. Don''t forget it is not just your feet that must work. Keep your legs turned out and your body lifted. Your weight should be balanced evenly on both legs.
This is the most difficult position because it is hard to maintain your turnout. Place one foot exactly in front of the other with a space between them, The distance betwwen your feet should be about the length of your foot.
You will study this position when you have learned to hold yourself well and your feet and legs are strong. Your feet should be turned out, fully crossed and touching each other firmly.