The pirouette, a spin around on one leg, is one of the most difficult of all dance steps. To do a pirouette, you must make a complete turn around yourself, while balancing on one leg. A pirouette may be performed en dehors (turning away from the supporting leg) or en dedans (turning toward the supporting leg).
Pirouettes usually begin in fourth
position. This is a pirouette from fourth position.
- Stand in fourth position.
- Both legs should be straight.
- If your right foot is in front, make sure your left arm is facing the front, and vice versa.
- Fix your eyes on a spot at eye level.