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Pivot Turns Part 1 Forward Beginning Level


Pivot turns are great to know for all dance styles, especially Smooth and Standard (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, ect.). This video breaks down the basics of what a pivot turn is, where it is used, and how to do the forward half of a pivot turn. Half pivot turns are just as commonly used as full pivot turns. If you have never done a pivot turn before, start with this video.

Taught by Brett Granstrom from Spark Up Dance LLC.

00:11 Introduction
00:53 Demo
01:30 What are pivot turns?
03:10 Rocking Horse Drill
05:32 Rotation
07:59 Thigh Lock
11:24 Half Turns
13:15 Buddy Exercise
15:04 Bent Knees
16:33 Example where pivots are used

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