Turns & Spins

Turns & Spins: Part 5 – Spin Turns

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Turns & Spins: Part 5 – Spin Turns

The fifth and final element – Spin Turns – are very popular types of turns that allow you to stay in the same spot while turning. It’s used in many of the rhythm dances like West Coast & East Coast Swing, Cha-Cha, Salsa, and Samba. As we discussed in Part 1 of this series on […]

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Turns & Spins: Part 4 – Pivot Turns

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Turns & Spins: Part 4 – Pivot Turns

The Pivot Turn is a traveling type of turn used in most dances. As we discussed in “Inside Swivels” (Part 1) of this series on turns and spins, there are only two directions in which you can rotate on a standing foot – towards the outside of the foot or towards the inside of the […]

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Turns & Spins: Part 3 – Spiral Turns

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Turns & Spins:  Part 3 – Spiral Turns

Spiral turns are popular and beautiful turns used in all dances – especially Latin Dances. As we discussed in Part 1 of this series on turns and spins, there are only two directions in which you can rotate on a standing foot – towards the outside of the foot or towards the inside of the […]

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Turns & Spins: Part 2 – Outside Swivels

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Turns & Spins: Part 2 – Outside Swivels

  The Second Element – “Dancing Outside Swivels” The Outside Swivel is a popular type of swivel used in all dances – especially Argentine Tango. It is also the foundation for the fourth type of turn in our list – Pivot Turns. As we discussed in Part 1 of this series on turns and spins, […]

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Turns & Spins: Part 1 – Inside Swivels

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Turns & Spins: Part 1 – Inside Swivels

  The First Element – “Dancing Inside Swivels” Turns and spins are fun to do! However, they require some specific skills. You must first become aware of the different types of turns and the most common problems you might encounter. Then you are ready to start your adventure in turns. Types of Turns Very simply, […]

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