Well, the muscles in the feet make up for a quarter of the muscles in the entire human body. So overlooking the condition of these muscles will be like not taking care of a large portion of your muscles. It is also vital for dancers to have strong feet in order to hold themselves properly on pointe.
1. Toe Abduction
This exercise will really focus on those tiny muscles and tendons on the top of your foot.
2. Stretching Feet with Resistance
This is great for increasing your range of motion and strengthening your ankles.
3. Ankle Eversion
This is important to strengthen the outer foot muscles, going all the up to your knee.
Placing a tennis ball or anything stable and the right size between your ankles, will help align your feet.
5. Stretching in class!!!
While working hard outside of class is very important, the best strengthening exercises are actually performed in class, doing simple exercises like tendu.