<p>Sit on the floor with your legs out in front of you and your knees straight. (If your hamstrings feel tight, lean back further, supporting your back with your elbows.)</p><p>Flex your feet by pulling your toes up toward your body. Try to point your toes up to the ceiling. Don&#39;t worry if your heels rise up off the floor.</p><ul><li>Bend your ankles down toward the floor. Allow your heels to rest on the floor while pulling your toes back toward you. (Many <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/qualities-of-a-good-dance-teacher-1007084" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">ballet teachers</a> call this position &#34;Alladin feet&#34; as the feet look like those of a genie.) Bend your ankles as far as you can, making sure your feet don&#39;t curve inward or outward.</li></ul>Stretch your toes down toward the floor. Try not to crunch your toes together...instead, strive to make them an extension of the curves of your feet. Stretch them as far as you can, making the longest lines possible. Hold this position for a few seconds. If you start to feel any cramping, relax your feet.