How to do PENCHE! / by Kristina Staykova

It is our second semester at Petite Ballroom's Manhattan location and our advanced Petite Dancers are already learning how to do the "PENCHE"! We are so proud of their progress (and looking forward to pointed feet and straighter knees). 

"Penche" is a classical ballet term meaning "leaning". When a dancer is doing or in a "PENCHE" they are usually bent forward over one leg with the other in arabesque well above 90 degrees.

 

 
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