Pirouettes can be one of the most challenging parts of dance! There are a million different things to think about when executing a pirouette. You think you’ve got it right and then guess what…your dance teacher gives you yet another correction! The number of things to correct is endless, and any one of them could be the reason your turns are failing. I’ve been lucky enough to see some expert pirouette teacher’s in action and here are my Top 5 tips to perfect your pirouettes…
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It’s true, these days we live in a world surrounded by technology! We carry our mobile phones with us every where, in the studio we have laptops and bluetooth speakers, we’re busy instagramming our lives and kids are obsessed with games like Fortnite.
So, how can we use technology to support our dance training? Here are Miss Dani’s top 5 tips…
If only someone had told me when I was in high school that physics would help me teach dance! We've all seen those dancers who jump and seem to just hang in the air for a split moment in time before returning to the ground. Want to know how you can achieve this yourself? Well by understanding your muscles and how your body works a little bit better you can…
We get it and we're even guilty of it ourselves - who wants to practice their ballet technique when they could be learning fun tricks?
The dance industry has changed a lot in the past 10 years with gymnastics and dance beginning to merge. Leg mounts, aerials, tilts and knee drops have replaced ball changes and arabesques. The single pirouette is no more with dancers trying to push for multiple turns on stage. Fouette turns have become a la seconde turns and leg hold turns…
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Many dancers know by now that pirouettes can feel different from day to day. Sometimes, we have an amazing turning day. Other times, we feel as though we can barely get around for a single rotation. This inconsistency is a natural feeling for a training dancer. However, with the right tips and tricks, we can build a foundation for strong, consistent, technical turns.
Here are BoPPA's top tips for achieving consistently successful turns!
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