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This 11 page PDF will help ballet teachers and students with:

  • breaking down all the elements required for perfecting pirouettes
  • understanding the different types of ballet pirouettes
  • how to get the best posture and core
  • the importance of centreline and finding your axis
  • spotting and eye focus
  • weight placement in preparations
  • momentum
  • leg and glute exercises to help balance and supporting leg
  • turnout and core exercises for technique
  • upper body and arm exercises to strength and placement
  • technique breakdown and advice for 
    • Pirouette en dehors
    • Pirouette en dedans
    • Chainés
    • Posé pirouette en dedans
    • Posé pirouette en dehors

Guide to Pirouettes

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