Rotation (dance)

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A rotation in dance is a rotation of the body around the longitudinal axis . It is used in combination with other elements or to install difficulties. The latter always involves rotations of at least 360 °.


Each rotation is divided into three sections, which can be different depending on the shape. In the initial phase, one or two arms are moved in a backward movement against the direction of rotation. A foot is usually exhibited in order to get an optimal impression for the turning movement.

In the main phase, the body rotates around its longitudinal axis. The support area is reduced and as much mass as possible is brought close to the axis of rotation. The body's center of gravity is perpendicular to the support surface.

In the final phase, the rotation is stopped by removing mass from the axis of rotation (for example, the arms can be opened) and the area of ​​support is increased.


  • Piqué, Relevé, lifting stand approach
  • One-legged - two-legged
  • Step rotation - stand rotation
  • Off center rotation