Hi, I'm Lindsey Smith, and today, we're gonna answer the question "what are the types of stretching in a ballet class?" We're going to learn a few common bar stretches that are often used at the end of bar exercises, in between bar and center work, in a classical ballet class. Now, the reason you're gonna wanna stretch is to elongate your muscles, prevent injury and increase your flexibility. What we're going to do is start by facing the bar. We're gonna have our right leg on the bar, hips facing squarely towards it, point your toe, straighten your knee. You're going to want to reach your arm to fifth position, bend over the leg and hold for eight counts. Then, you'll come back up, cambre gently back and hold for four counts, come up, then you'll want to square off and face your hips towards the bar. You're gonna want to lean in towards the leg that is extended on the bar, again remembering to keep your foot pointed, and your knee straight. You'll hold for eight counts, come back up, lean away, hold for four counts, and then turn around so that your hips are facing away from the bar. Bend forward, all the way down, and hold the stretch for eight counts. Come back up, release, bend backwards, gently hold for four counts and then come around, back to face the bar. You can stretch out into the middle splits at this point to give yourself an even greater stretch, come back up, then, again, turn your hips towards your leg and stretch out into the right splits. Then, after you're done with all of that, you'll finish, and start again on the left.