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Dear Katie

(Photo by Nathan Sayers) Dear Katie, My hamstrings are so tight! They’re limiting my extension. Do you know of any good stretches to loosen them up? —Cara Dear Cara, Tight hamstrings are so frustrating! Luckily, stretching really does help. The first exercise I’d recommend is something you probably already do—stretching with your leg in front […]

Dear Katie

(Photo by Nathan Sayers) Dear Katie, I have really hyper-extended legs—so hyper-extended that they make simple steps difficult. How can I gain more control of my knees? —Katherine Ugh, I struggled with this same problem. Vanessa Campos, a friend of mine who’s a former dancer and sought-after NYC trainer, is a pro on hyper-extended legs. […]

"Dear Katie" Bonus Question: How to Deal with Sore Toes

Katie photographed by Nathan Sayers. She’s so purty! Good morning, everyone! Are you totally obsessed with “Dear Katie” yet? Because I still can’t get over the fact that Kathryn Morgan—the former New York City Ballet soloist currently dispensing dance tips over at “If the Pointe Shoe Fits“—is writing an advice column for DS. She’s just […]

Dear Katie

(Photo by Nathan Sayers) Dear Katie, My technique is pretty strong, but my feet are terrible. I don’t have enough money to buy a fancy foot stretcher. What can I do to make my feet look better? —Kim I don’t encourage people to buy foot stretchers. When used improperly, they’re dangerous—you might end up injuring […]

Kathryn Morgan Wants to Answer Your Dance Questions

Via ifthepointeshoefits.com Good morning, everyone! I have some happy news for you today: Kathryn Morgan—former New York City Ballet soloist, one of our 2008 cover stars and blogger extraordinaire over at If the Pointe Shoe Fits—will be writing an advice column for DS! If you’re a fan of ITPSF, you’ll understand why I’m super excited […]