So you think doing squats and lunges will give you a big butt? False! These exercises—plus other moves targeting your gluteus and hamstring muscles—will actually help strengthen and tone your rear, not plump it up.

Brynn Jinnett, a former New York City Ballet dancer and creator of the Refine Method, developed this series of exercises specifically for dancers on the go. The moves are simple yet effective. And the results? Increased strength throughout these muscle groups will improve your jumps and turns, and you’ll look smokin’ in whatever costume your teacher throws your way this season!

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