10 Tips to Perfecting Pirouettes

Pirouettes are a must have turn for every dancer! Here are 10 tips for perfecting your pirouette.

  1. Remember a pirouette is not a spin. It is a controlled turn.

  2. Prep from a good plie.

  3. Quickly pull the foot up to a retiré.

  4. Spot!

  5. Engage core muscles to maintain good alignment.

  6. Balance is important - Practice balancing in the position you are planning to turn in.

  7. Don’t twist the torso.

  8. Relax, breathe, float around.

  9. Just before finishing, lift up, and use your core muscles for a more graceful landing.

  10. Practice! Practice! Practice!


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