Well, i'm into my 4th week of modern and jazz dance classes here in Milwaukee but i've noticed that during this time i've become less flexible in my legs in relation to moving my legs out to either side of me. i discussed this with my jazz teacher, and she said that this was normal as she had been making us do exercises to strengthen our hamstrings (at least, i think it was hamstrings, whichever muscles work the legs in a forward and backward motion) and because of that my leg muscles have been putting up resistance to this.
anyway, my question is, how do i counter this? i would like my flexibility to increase, not decrease, so any help is appreciated! i'm guessing some gentle stretching every day, but i just want to make sure as i don't want to damage myself