Split Tips ___________________________________________
many ways to improve your stretching. You should not only
stretch before and after class - but also do extra outside of
the classroom as well. Try pilates and yoga at your local gym
to help you with your stretching
As for your split - this cannot be forced, you have to gain
flexibility in your hamstrings as well as your back by doing
less abrasive stretching to begin with.
Try to keep one leg bent as you ease the other straight and
bend forward over it. Also, you need to learn to relax the
area you are stretching so you can push into it slowly and
TIP: try stretching while already warmed up, especially after
class. This is the time when muscles are most receptive to
stretching and improvement. Do it while you're still sweaty!
You have to work extra hard if you feel like you aren't as
flexible as other dancers. With perseverance
you will gain the flexibility you are seeking!