1. Tuck your butt – with any plie, pulse or quiver your butt should be slightly tucked under. This helps you squeeze it and work it harder but it also protects your lower back. Your posture should be upright, head over ankles and press your knees backwards as you plie.
2. Our famous Lazy Pigeon move is a killer, but amazing for butt lifting - to get the most out of it keep your lifted knee behind your hip and your bottom calf parallel to the mat.
3. In true arabesque or dancers stretch, keep the hips square to the mat– this will intensify the stretch and/or the glute workout.
4. Stand with a tall spine and try not to splay your rib cage forward (on pretty much any exercise).
5. On your upward dog, pull your shoulders away from the ears - this strengthens the back, but also feels great.
6. Throughout class, keep your core firing by drawing your pelvic floor muscles tight towards the navel .