This special session of Spinning deals with rotation in Cha Cha Cha!

Spinning practice is the training and exploration of the postures, balance techniques, and power principles involved in executing free "Turns" and "Spins." Turns are defined as rotation involving multiple steps or changes of weight, whereas Spins involve more than one rotation without changing the pivot foot.

This type of training develops our ability to execute multiple turns and spins smoothly, naturally and powerfully, both alone and with a partner. It also conditions the muscles and techniques used in any type of direction change used in the dance.
We will begin with a warm-up consisting of exercises designed to develop balance and proper use of the body to create momentum for rotation (torque). These exercises will also drill proper use of the head (spotting) and develop our ability to maintain correct posture throughout various degrees of rotation.

The instructional portion will consist of a short combination of turns and spins. Each will be thoroughly broken down to their basic elements and practiced. Explanation and demonstration of how to apply the techniques drilled in our warm-up will also be addressed.

(Spinning is an open-level course)

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Course Curriculum

  Spinning Warmup
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