treehuggingdirtworshipfitnessloveaffair: "Yoga for the Splits" . practice these poses everyday to gain flexibility for the splits. Start by holding each pose for 30 seconds on each side, work your way up to minutes as your muscles start to open up.
Ballet Abs - I don't remember doing any of these separately (except for crunches) when I use to dance. I got my "ballet abs" by holding it in during class for 10 years; however, these exercises are great for anyone.