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6 Simple Ballet Stretches to Improve Your Flexibility

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Mar 2, 2022 • 2 min read

Classical ballet is a centuries-old art form that relies on highly-stylized and graceful movements. Professional ballerinas begin each day at the barre, warming up and refining their technique. Before attempting relevés, sautés, or advanced moves, you'll need to stretch properly to avoid dance injuries. If you’re not a ballet dancer, ballet stretches will still help you improve your flexibility and range of motion.