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a body spin, esp in dancing, on the toes or the ball of the foot



a ballet term designating a full turn or multiple full turns executed in place by a male or female dancer. Rotation may be clockwise or counterclockwise. A pirouette is executed by a variety of means that create a spinning motion. A dancer can execute a series of pirouettes moving in a straight line or a circle.

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The two failed to produce legitimate identification cards issued by Pirouette, police said.
All participants then performed 15 practice trials of a (right) pirouette.
In pirouettes or other turning steps, spotting requires you to snap your head around faster than the rest of your body, letting you focus on one "spot" to reduce dizziness.
Wilmor Abang, San Antonio police chief, said Romeo Mendoza, a Pirouette official, earlier filed a complaint against the suspects on suspicion of tampering the sales report to defraud the company.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the vertical angular momentum generation strategies used by skilled ballet dancers in pirouette en dehors.
His feat, which saw him reach the equivalent height of a 12-storey building, lasted just 26 seconds but allowed enough time for a couple of pirouettes.
But representatives of Pirouette here said the suspects were not authorized to collect bets for the firm's operations.
Have your dancers each perform a pirouette every time someone donates.
That's an impressive pirouette you've got there, love
The seven pupils at the Pirouette School of Dance, Holy Name church hall, Moss Pits Lane, Fazakerley, received 11 honours and three highly commended grades in their exams.
Typing Tutor For Dummies, with its fun tutorials and mini-games, enables the most ham-fisted typists to nimbly pirouette their fingers across the keyboard, while instructing them on improving their work and home computer space to increase productivity and avoid injury.
And yet, we're the one paying taxes to the government,' Jose Gonzales, Pirouette operations manager, said in a telephone interview last week.