Splits Made Simple

Finally Get Your Splits All The Way Down (scroll to see the biggest splits mistake)

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Splits Made Simple

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Splits Made Simple Content

We would love to show you our modules for this area but we can't. They lay out the exact 3 stretch sequences for...

  • Open Hip Front Splits
  • Closed Hip Front Splits
  • Inner/Middle Splits!
  • Each has 12-13 videos plus one straight through video of all the yoga based stretches in that section (with no pauses to press play). 
  • There is also a NEW warm up suitable for pre-teens, teens and seniors and a bonus offer to get the advanced warm ups (NOTE! Current Ultimate Flexibility Bundle Students do not purchase the bonus offer as you already have those videos).


That being said there is SOOOOOO much more than just doing a stretch sequence if you want results which is why we give you the mini course so you know why you are doing what you are doing. You will become the expert. 

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What Exactly Is An Open Hip Split?  

Open hip splits are synonymous with a traditional front split in dance. We refer to it as an open hip split in order to differentiate between the two types of “front splits” you will learn in the program!  

In an open hip split your hips are open, meaning the front hip is farther forward than the back hip and the back leg is externally rotated. The feet are often pointed and this is an aesthetically pleasing version of the splits. It resembles a grande jete...except that you are performing it on the ground with the assistance of the floor!  

Our Open Hip Split sequence is your starting place and is recommended for dancers ages, 5 - 9 and dancers of all ages still working to get flat in their splits. The ability to properly do an open hip split affects many aspects of dance and is one of the foundations for success.  

The splits translate to an ability to meet the technically challenging aspects of dance with ease and efficiency. Without this, you will have to work a whole lot harder as a dancer.  

What Exactly Is A Closed Hip Split and Why We Don't Over Split

Closed Hip Splits are recommended for dancers who can easily do their Open Hip Split. And we use them in place of a Super Split, also referred to as an Over Split. Why? Because super splits, aka, over splits have the potential to stretch ligaments at the back of the knees by placing the knee in an overextended position for a prolonged period of time. An over split and super split can even damage the labrum of the hip, in young dancers especially, by forcefully pressing the head of the femur against the acetabulum (hip socket), which isn’t good!  

But because we care a lot about the health, wellness and longevity of the dancers we work with we go with a variation of the splits that is safe and more effective than a Super Split! And while yes a super split may get you into a perfect grande jete it often comes with a cost and we don’t think the cost is worth it, so we provide our students with a much safer variation that will also yield great results and get you into that perfect split in the air!  

Our Closed Hip Split stretch sequence is designed for dancers who can easily do open hip splits and are ready to greatly increase their hip flexibility, particularly in their hip flexors. You can do the splits and still have tight hip flexors. Tight hip flexors will continue to limit your mobility and flexibility, particularly hip extension, meaning anything you do with one leg behind you.  

At times, and depending on the position of your hip, you can have up to ten muscles opposing hip extension. These are your hip flexors. And they can really get in the way when doing the splits, an arabesque, penché, leg hold turn, scorpion, grand battement, grand jeté and much more.  

But our Closed Hip Split stretch sequence will work through all of that tension so you go move forward and reach your full potential!  

 Middle Splits  

The middle splits, just like the front splits, are a milestone and foundation for success as a dancer. The ability to perform the middle splits will only add to a dancer’s ability to meet the technically challenging aspects of dance with ease and efficiency. 

However, it's important to understand that not everyone will be able to do the middle splits do to skeletal compression. But that doesn't mean you won't greatly benefit from this sequence. You will. This dance specific stretch sequence will greatly improve your inner hip flexibility which translates to higher grande jetés, grande battements, leg extensions, tilts and so much more!

Do you practice your splits to get all the way down in the splits? (a.k.a sitting in the splits)  

The short answer is NO.  

If you are sitting in the splits, or as close as you can get right now, this is NOT going to help you achieve your splits all the way down.  

What does our Flexibility Expert Christine have to say about it?  

  • You don't run 24 or 26 miles without first running one mile to learn how to run a marathon.  

Splits are NOT a prerequisite for the actual splits.

  • To achieve the splits you target the muscles that oppose the splits.  
  • You want to achieve your splits safely and effectively WITHOUT damaging your hamstrings. This is exactly what happens when you sit in your splits hoping eventually you will sink all the way down.  
  • You can strain ligaments and muscles and even tear your muscles.  
  • You can actually create long term problems and lose stability in the joint.  
  • The goal can't be the tool. Don't sit in the splits (as far as you can go) to get your splits.  
  • You must give yourself time and space to work up to the splits so you are not injured and creating setbacks in the process. Patience is KEY! You have to accept that.  
  • Students are not getting the proper tools to achieve the splits which is why SO MANY struggle with this and can't succeed or succeed without creating future issues.  
  • Splits are the foundation of many other positions in dance and yoga so it's best to start with a strong and correct foundation.  
  • You can work on them 3x-4x a week for 30 minutes (yep that is all). Some people will get them in 3 weeks and some may take 60 days or more. It's not a competition and it's not a race.

About Your Presenter

Christine has been helping 1000's of dancers & yogis get better results, and spend less time on stretch routines that don't work, for over 20 years! 

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Meet Christine! Flexibility Expert at Academy for Dance

  • Former Dancer 
  • B.S. in Exercise Physiology
  • Fully certified STOTT Pilates Instructor Trainer
  • Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 and RYT-500 certified
  • Studies also include DANCE, anatomy, kinesiology, fascial health, and most everything movement related
  • Two decades guiding others to move with ease, strength and confidence
  • Advocates for HEALTHY physical, mental and emotional development in dancers

GET UNSTUCK & GET YOUR SPLITS ALL THE WAY DOWN WITH STRETCHING EDUCATION BACKED BY SCIENCE AND CURATED BY AN EXPERT!

The Splits Made Simple Bundle is for All Ages and Levels. The splits translate to an ability to meet the technically challenging aspects of dance with ease and efficiency. Without this, you will have to work a whole lot harder as a dancer.  

  • You will stretch 3-4 times per week for about 30 minutes. Overstretching does not get you there faster it's actually a mistake.
  • Transformations occur between 2-8 weeks depending on your start point. Read about middle splits below.
  • Go at your own pace. Course does not expire.
  • Lifetime access for as long as we are serving courses, no plans to stop, and guaranteed for at least 1 full year (est. 2016) 
  • 7 Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • Teachers may learn then teach the sequences to their students
  • Easy to follow and way less than one private lesson (which won't get you there)
  • Great for yogis, athletes, cheerleaders, gymnasts, skaters and dancers 
  • Perfect for parents trying to help their young dancers
  • Excellent for experienced dancers to check their form and alignment and open tight hips (most every dancer over the age of 10 has them)
  • Results without damaging your hamstrings and creating other setbacks
  • Extra tips on stretching in neutral, turn out and how to not cheat your dancing plus massive amounts of flexibility education
  • Courses are streaming there are no downlaods or DVDs. You do need Internet access
  • Awesome bonus offer at checkout if you want more and access to our student only Facebook group (current Ultimate Flexibility Bundle students need not buy that you have it all)
  • And so much more! Plus it really is $147 after your timer runs out. You can see it on our website at full price now! Get it for just $47 when you act fast!

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