(This special session of Spinning was recorded LIVE from Zoom and includes a new extended warmup!)
Spinning practice is the training and exploration of the postures, balance techniques, and power principles involved in executing free "Turns" and "Spins." 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.
Practice begins 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 consists 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.