Hi, I want to ask how do I spot properly, when I turn even when I spot I feel dizzy.

Hi Jane. Spotting is simple, but it sounds like you need your teacher or a class pal to watch how you're doing it.

It requires a relaxed neck. You leave your head behind, eyes focused on a spot, but with no tilt or incline. Then you whip the head around to find the spot.

Do some slow chainee turns along the barre, stopping at each turn, and get someone to tell you if you are inclining your head, tensing or your neck.

Make sure your eyes are focusing immediately. It's the eyes focusing that keep you from getting dizzy.

Hope this helps! Regards, Dianne.  


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Dianne M. Buxton


I can answer questions about ballet positions, ballet movements and ballet technique, pointe shoes and pre pointe exercise, mens training, ballet diet, general health issues related to dance, artistry, performance, modern dance, rehabilitation from injuries, and teaching ballet. I have taught ballet, choreographed, produced and directed dance companies. For any answers related to health questions I will offer my experience, and give references to information, but I also automatically include "see a professional".


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