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I am going to have to do a double inside turn on pointe in an upcoming performance. I am having a lot of trouble getting all the way around, so I was wondering if there was anything I could do to fix this problem. Are there any exercises I can do to give me the stength to stay up?

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Hello, pointedancer6, and welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers. :D


What kind of an inside turn are you doing? General advice for all turns of whatever sort is, "make sure that you don't knock yourself off balance by trying too hard. Chances are, you don't need all the force you're putting into it just to get around twice."

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Hello pointedancer6, welcome to Ballet Talk for Dancers :thumbsup:


En dedans turns are just a little harder than en dehors turns, because they are really 1 and 1/4 for a single, or 2 and 1/4 for a double. So they take just a little bit more force. Keep for focus and your spot where you are going, not where you started from, and if you have a good center of balance, a good spot, know where you are going and have the determination to stay up there until you arrive where you are going, you will make it. :D You must attack it, and never hold back on a pirouette.

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Please note that, "a bit".


And pull up, don't accidentally shove yourself sideways!

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