Shannon Bresnahan, a teacher at San Francisco Ballet School, tells her students to practice a series of half pirouettes
from fifth, leaving their heads behind as long as they can before finishing.
As noted earlier, the results of this study might be called into question because the teaching of pirouettes
to beginning dancers is not common practice.
I went up there and when I got to the top I did a little pirouette
, a 360 degree spin, so that was fun.
Trained dancers have the ability to make pirouettes
appear effortless, and they may even feel effortless when the dancer is at peak performance.
For instance, how should you approach pirouettes
, contractions, and back bends?
One dancer pirouettes
and glides in half-light, her hand to her head, as if lost in thought; another bangs the reinforced balls of her toe shoes ferociously on the floorboards, as though in a violent argument.
There's ballet, with pirouettes
, toe shoes and a bunch of dancers with Russian names.
When you hear a hip hop beat you might not prep for pirouettes
Later, at a bar, the young man (who has survived) becomes entranced with a phantasm - a graceful white-garbed ballerina (Janina Cervera) who, sheathed in spotlight, pirouettes
about the stage.
Another female skater whirls in dizzying pirouettes
over the ice while a man slowly follows his own tracks, carving deeper and deeper into the ice to spell the word "how.
He advises the following for improving en dehors pirouettes
With music by Gavin Bryars and David Lang and a cast of nine, the high-speed ballet is packed with extreme pirouettes
and physics-defying illusions.