Pressed Parallel Relevés
This exercise helps you practice bearing weight in relevé over the correct part of the foot—between the first and second toes.
- With a hand on a barre or lightly touching the wall for balance, stand in parallel with toes and heels together. Make all the skin between the two feet touch.
- Rise up onto full relevé without allowing any space between the anklebones. Slowly lower. Do 10 reps three times a day.
If this is uncomfortable, try holding a tennis ball between the feet, but don't allow the feet to wing or sickle.