Turning in dance

All dances require different types of turns, on different levels and sometimes around different axes.

Different types of turning that you can add to a sequence

  • Turning on the spot, turning in the move, turning in the air, turning to change direction, turning around different axes, turning on different body parts, turning in different shapes, turning around something, turning with a partner or group, turning with a prop.

Developing turns in your sequence

  • Changing the type of turn, turning in different shapes through the air, changing the speed of turn, changing the direction of turn, timing of the turn to coordinate with music, partner or group, thinking about how you can link different turns together.