Use Your Head & Turn! (2010)


Spotting, Pirouettes from Fifth, Pas de Bourrée Turning.
Taught by Finis Jhung.

Levels 2 & Up. 98 minutes. 20 exercises.

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Whenever the best dancers pirouette and change directions, they turn their head quickly with eyes sharply focused—this is what makes their dancing so enjoyable. As you might imagine, it’s not easy to keep your balance when you must pirouette or turn your head quickly and move across the floor. In the same way you practice moving your feet and legs faster, you must also practice moving your head. This video shows you how to keep your balance when you spot quickly; details the correct use of the feet and arms when you pirouette from 5th; and teaches you how to turn your pas de bourrées with control and elegance. Each exercise is shown step-by-step by Finis Jhung, demonstrated by Sachiko Kanai, analyzed with corrections, and repeated. The wealth of information is staggering—welcome to ballet heaven! The CD music is by Scott Killian.

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Weight .125 lbs

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