Renee Scott, former ballerina and founder of Barre Attack, shows us how to lengthen our pins with this sweat-busting ballet workout. Warning: Maximum burn ahead.

Show More

Renee Scott, former ballerina and founder of Barre Attack, shows us how to lengthen our pins with this sweat-busting ballet workout. Warning: Maximum burn ahead.

Pliés in second position

  • Make sure the feet are out much wider than hip distance apart with the knees tracking over the second and third toe.
  • When you plié, try to keep the torso upright like you’re sliding down a wall.

Pliés into a curtsey and retire

  • Keep the legs externally rotated from the upper part of the thighs to safely move through the curtsey and retire, lengthening through the whole body to stay engaged through the core.

Plié into lunge with rotations

  • Start in a wide second position and pivot on the back foot to rotate into a lunge.
  • Ensure the knees are tracking over the toes and that the torso is lengthened to engage through the core.

Arabesque toe taps

  • Keep the supporting leg parallel and bent and the upper body pitching forward in order to remove excess pressure from the lower back.
  • Lengthen and lift the leg while zipping up through the stomach.
  • Lower the big toe down to the floor and allow the little toe to draw up to the ceiling.

Grand battements with pulses

  • Open the feet to a shallow first position (think a little v through the feet).
  • Slide the leg forward and up, controlling the movement and only allowing yourself to raise your leg as high as your hips.
  • Ensure your supporting leg doesn’t bend.
  • Note: Only lengthen to the point you can control rather than just throwing the leg up and down.
Show Less