Stretches for dancing
Stand with hands on hips and feet apart. Circle the hips by pushing them to the right, out the back, to the left and to the front. Repeat 5 times then change direction.
Stand on one leg with feet facing forwards. Swing the opposite leg forwards and backwards 10 times. Repeat with your other leg. If you have trouble with your balance, hold a chair or the wall.
Stand or sit with one foot raised slightly. Without moving your lower leg, draw circles in a clockwise motion with your toes 5 times. Do the same in a counter-clockwise motion. Repeat with your other foot.
If you have had a previous injury, are currently injured or are unsure of how to undertake these stretches safely, please check these stretches with your doctor, other qualified health professional or specialist. Do not stretch to the point of pain. Stretches should be gentle and slow, never bouncy.