Technique Tip Tuesday - Penché Split

In the spotlight this week is Penché split. The term Penché (pronounced pawn-shay) comes from classical ballet and it means leaning. Whether it's performed on the floor in ballet class or in the air, Penché requires mobility in your hips, hamstrings & back along with glute strength.

1) Invert into a straddle between the silks. Crochet one leg up & around the pole, sickle your foot for security. Use your free arm to place the free fabric behind you to avoid getting it tangled when you wrap your bottom leg (continue to hold the pole with your