Staying on time in spins
The most common complaint we get is dancers having trouble staying on time in spins. (even more common than balance issues) While there are lots of reasons you might be off time in your spins.
We’ve found 2 common areas that you should focus on.
1. Find your balance point
Spins combine turning and traveling. Before you can do either you’ll need to be able to master your balance point. Make sure you master your balance point by reading the section on pivots or watching our video on balance. The drill included there will be the key to finding your balance and setting up your turn!
You can download the video here
As you work through the video, you’ll want to make sure your posture is solid. You can double check your posture by reading our blog post on posture.
Now once we have solid posture and can balance on one foot effectively, the 2nd thing you’ll want to do is master a chaine turn!
2. Mastering the chaine turn
To stay on time in spins you need to both be balanced and have enough power to make the turn happen quickly.
The chaine turn is the main spin you will use.
In the chaine you will learn to be in a prepped position, ready to turn wile entering and exiting the turn. That will allow you to have enough speed in all of your turns.
This post will walk you through the chaine turn in detail. Read it here!
What’s the best way master your turns?
On our site we tried to create as many free resources as we can. Really helpful stuff that we’ve learned in over 20 years of dancing. But if you really want to make sure that you don’t miss any details, and you really want to learn to stay on time in your turns…
I recommend you..
Pick up our video course “The Ultimate Guide to Spins & Turns”
It’s best way we know of to improve your turns for WCS