What is Spotting? How Will It Help Me?

Hi!  Welcome back to my blog.

Today we’re going to talk about “spotting“.

 Spotting is a method that dancers use to keep from getting dizzy when they’re doing turns.

Below is the definition of spotting from Vance’s Fabulous Ballet Dictionary.

“A technique for for keeping oriented and avoiding dizziness during turns. Pick a spot (some conspicuous object); keep looking at it as you turn until you can’t any longer; then quickly turn your head so you are looking at it again.”

Below is a video of a ballerina demonstrating how “spotting” works.  I hope it will help you to understand how to prevent dizziness when you practice your pirouettes or chaîné turns.

After you practice spotting  with some ballet turns, you can color the picture.

Ask your mom or dad to print it out for you and don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you”.

I hope you’ll come back next week.

See you then!

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