Pirouettes are a must have turn for every dancer! Here are 10 tips for perfecting your pirouette.
Remember a pirouette is not a spin. It is a controlled turn.
Prep from a good plie.
Quickly pull the foot up to a retiré.
Engage core muscles to maintain good alignment.
Balance is important - Practice balancing in the position you are planning to turn in.
Don’t twist the torso.
Relax, breathe, float around.
Just before finishing, lift up, and use your core muscles for a more graceful landing.
Practice! Practice! Practice!