How to Do Ballet Turns

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Being able to do a turn in ballet is one of the most essential moves a dancer needs to master. Balancing on one leg, then spotting the head are two of the most important things needed to learn how to do a ballet turn. Find out more great tips on doing a ballet turn with help from a professional ballet dancer and teacher in this free video.

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Hi, my name is Linda Giancaspro, and here is how to do ballet turns. Balancing on one leg and the spotting of the head are two of the most important things for learning how to do a ballet turn. Showing the detail of shenae in slow motion, the dancer will open her legs and arms side. And close turn. Repeat. Open and close turn. And then tighten the movements and quicken them so that the shenae will happen. Sara will show how to perform a single pirouette. And tendu side, fourth position. Half of a turn, half and fourth. Half and fourth. You will notice that the dancer closes her arm as soon as she turns her back. And now a single full turn. And turn, tendu. And single, turn. Tendu. And fifth. Thanks for watching. Hope these help.


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