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re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By dancinhippo
On Fri Sep 18, 2009 08:24 PM
i really like your advice, but i have a question about one part: Also, remember when your releve into a pirouette, to slide your foot under you like have an inch or so. do you mean after you prepare and go to turn, you scoot your foot back?
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By msmegz
On Fri Oct 09, 2009 08:44 AM
How do you land your turns. I feel every teacher wants you to land them differently. One teacher has them land feet together one as them landing in fourth. The kids are confused on which is the correct way. I don't think there is a correct way it really depends on your next step.
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By Dance4evaa
On Fri Dec 04, 2009 03:37 AM
thanks that was really helpful!!!
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By aDancingGirl101
On Wed Dec 30, 2009 04:11 PM
Thanks so much for posting this!!

I discovered something just a few seconds ago and I ran up here to type this in:

Ok, so I noticed that when I fell out of my pirouette it was because I was leaning a little to much to the right (on my left foot, it was a right pirouette) so then I tried again and I felt myself about to fall out of it but then I straightened my left foot so that on demi (sp?) all the weight was spread out and then I finished it well!!

I just thought I'd share that. :)I wonder if that would work with fouettes?
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By emmydance66
On Sun Mar 28, 2010 04:35 PM
Thanks this helped a lot! I'
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By emmydance66
On Sun Mar 28, 2010 04:38 PM
Thanks this helped a lot! I've been having a lot of trouble with my turns and this helped me realize what I've been doing wrong.
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By katiee_dancer
On Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:17 AM
Thank you for this! I'm not much of a turner; I pride myself in being a jumper(: Lately I've been discouraged with turning. I decided to get up and practice and after a few tries I did 4 pirouettes. (Normally I can only do a double) I realized the reason I could not as many before was because I was simply not spotting. So, thank you, this was a nice reminder:)
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By Nomesdina
On Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:36 PM
Great breakdown! Thank you!!!
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By kicklinequeenmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun May 23, 2010 10:44 PM
Thanks so much for the post! Turns are my weakest point as far as technique goes, and I believe that this will help very much. My biggest problem is keeping my back straight and not arching, but I am improving my core strength and will soon be able to keep it pulled in. I can't give karma yet, but the minute I can, the first bit goes straight to you!
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By kirsty_c3Premium member
On Sat Jan 22, 2011 04:52 PM
i have always struggled with turns. i start off spotting for the first few then find it really hard to focus and end up dizzy. extremely helpful thanks
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By ooglybooglymember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Jul 04, 2011 06:16 PM
My teacher always says i drop my right shoulder and it throws off my balance, but i don't know how to fix it... oh well. practice makes perfect!
I'm pretty good at illusions though.
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By misssplits95
On Wed Oct 05, 2011 04:53 PM
wow! this really helps thanks soooo much :)
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By caitydancerr
On Sun Nov 06, 2011 02:02 PM
This is a very well written guide. Thanks for all of the tips.
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By SKdancemom
On Tue Dec 13, 2011 04:48 AM
Excellent descriptions. I will share this one with my daughter who's jazz class has been doing so many turns she comes home dizzy!
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By dancerbaby10101
On Mon Mar 25, 2013 07:53 PM
Great guide! As an experienced dancer, I understand what you are saying about stamp turns. But I think that a newer dancer might not be able to visualize it as easily. Other than that, love it!(:
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By Tina87
On Sat Aug 16, 2014 03:43 PM
Nicely written instructions! It's worth it following your guide!
re: Guide to a Perfect Turn!
By SDAdancerLIM
On Tue Jun 07, 2016 08:49 PM
Wow. This guide is a great resource! Thank you so much for posting!
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