We believe there is no such thing as too much turning advice. Here are even more ways to perfect your pirouettes.
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If you press, the upper body and center of gravity (CoG) needs to move over the leg, and if you spring, the supporting leg meets your CoG in the middle. Which do you prefer? In this post Lauren Warnecke explores the benefits and mechanics of both to provoke thought and conversation.
I’ve had days, sometimes weeks, when it seems my personal pirouette pixie has gone on vacation. May Day! May Day! Every single turn crashes and burns. Maybe you’ve experienced this too. Or maybe you feel your own little sprite hasn’t shown up for a single day’s work, ever. Either way, here are some tips to get you through that don’t involve magic fairy dust.
The action of the head is important but do not forget the role of the eyes in spotting. It helps to spot something like a photograph, painting, or word and really SEE the SPOT on each TURN. If you are using your head properly but still getting dizzy, it is probably because your eyes are not focusing. You need to get the head around with enough zing (see above) to have time for this, though.