Sunday, January 9, 2011

How to Teach a Pirouette

I loved finding this article and video at Dance Teacher magazine on how to teach pirouettes because it is definitely one of the most important skills a dancer needs to master. Here, former New York City Ballet soloist, Katrina Killian, shows just how to teach a Balanchine pirouette, which includes a straight back leg and all weight on the supporting front leg. For more details than the video provides, read the accompanying article: "Technique: Katrina Killian: How I Teach a Pirouette".


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