pirouette

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pirouette

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

Pirouette

 

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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By now the legs are down again and dancers from Smuin Ballet anxiously stretch onstage in sweatpants and full stage makeup or engage in pre-performance rituals--trying difficult steps, practicing partnering lifts, and pirouetting compulsively.
The different emotions that cross her face at the end speak as eloquently as the vaulting and pirouetting.
Billy doesn't quite know where his interest in pirouetting stems from - probably the dotty grandma he so selflessly looks after - but he is irresistably drawn to joining the tutu-clad girls in their lessons.
This Jesuit started pirouetting at a very early age but did not study dance formally until my studies for the priesthood.