Spotting Quick Tip – How To Improve Turns – with Ballerina Badass

Hey Dancers and Dance Fans!

I made this video and, as soon as I watched it, I saw a million things that need improving!! Hahaha – it never ends, does it!

If you can take the information from this video and put it to good use, I am so happy! Remember, this is another approach to dancing that I have learned from one of my coaches, and I am sharing my opinions/experience with you. I am not an accredited ballet teacher, so please, be sure to take what works for you and leave the rest behind.
If this tip does not work for you, find one that DOES – and always check with your own teacher and/or coach. If they are worth their salt, they will have excellent advice tailor-made to your own body’s particular needs. I have worked with many teachers and have learned something good from each and every one of them.
No one teacher is completely right about everything, in my opinion, but there are definitely some that are better than others. Make sure you seek out the very best for your training! Okay, enough soap-boxing.
My biggest challenge in turns is allowing the turn to happen using minimal force. Since I had never been very good at spotting, I used more force to get around. Now that I have learned this tip for spotting, I am slowly learning how to lessen the amount of force I use in pirouettes and let the spot gently bring me around while I hold my body in a good position (I’m still working on the “good position” part – it requires stronger rotation muscles and better alignment AND overall lift in my torso and upper body… you see? Never-ending.)

SO: I hope this video helps! If you like what you see, and it works for you, shoot me a comment or make a quick video and tag me – I’d love to see your progress!
Music for this video provided by YouTube Audio Library:
“Eyes On You” by Network 415

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