Want Legs Like A Dancer? Try the PLIE SQUAT! HOW TO: Stand with legs wider than shoulder width with your toes turned out slightly. With your back straight, bend your knees to lower yourself until thighs are parallel with the floor (or as low as your flexibility will allow) while keeping your heels on the floor. Pause then slowly raise to your starting. These squats work your inner thigh as well as your gluteus minimus (side of the butt).