Turns and spins are a perfect way to add that special “wow” factor to any dance moment. Here are some pointers from our amazing instructors for you to think about next time you’re practicing your moves out on the floor. We hope you enjoy!
1.) Engage Core-
When working on your spins or turns, you will want to keep your balance as much as possible. In order to do this and spin fully upright you will want to engage your ab muscles, and use your core to help stabilize your entire body for full control!
2.) Maintain Posture-
Posture is so to maintain, and also takes a lot of practice as well as critiques from your dance instructor to perfect. If you measure your height at an average time, and you are 5’7”, when you are practicing your dancing imagine stretching your body and correcting your posture so much so that you’re 5’9”. By having great posture and keeping your body centered and tight, you will see that keeping your balance is much easier.
3.) Find Point to Focus
Before you spin or turn, it is important to know where you want to land. Where you begin & where you want to land will be your point of focus. So as you begin your turn, find a point somewhere or corner of a wall where you want to finish, and follow through until you find that point again. Ballerinas do this, and Ballroom dancers do it too!
4.) Style It Up!
Turns & spins are a great opportunity to add some pizzaz to your dancing. To do this really work your arms and hand styling extra to make your turns look fancy! By added some style, it will elevate your dancing to make you look like you’re years ahead of your dance level.
Whether you are a leader or a follower, ask your instructor to spend some time working on your turns & spins with you, and enjoy your dancing that much more!