How to Do a Jazz Pirouette

by Alanna Rodriguez

If you are a dancer or want to be one, here is a quick tutorial on a very common dance turn . My friends and I just made this guide for fun so all of our technique may not be perfect.


  • Open space
  • Jazz shoes are reccomended
  • Socks will work too
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    This is the prep for a pirouette. Bend both legs into a deep plié and make sure to lift the back heel off of the ground.

    Step 2

    Open arms before you close them to gain momentum. When closed, your arms should look like a big beach ball and be opposite of your sternum.

    Step 3

    Next you should practice holding a passé on flat or releve. Point your foot above your knee.

    Step 4

    Here is a single pirouette. When your turning pick an item in front of you and try to watch the item for as long as possible so you don't get dizzy. This is called "spotting"

    Step 5

    When you get good at a single, you can move on to a double, triple, quad and so on.

    Step 6

    Here is a quadruple turn.

    Step 7

    Here are some cool turns you can try after learning pirouettes.

    Step 8

    Step 9

    Thanks for watching and have a fun time dancing!!!!!