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What is the best way to execute two full turns as in "The Rose", without becoming visually disorientated?. I can do the dance OK but when I come out of the second full turn, my vision seems to be slightly out of sync.

-- Chris Stanton (, May 07, 2000


The best way to do mutiple turns like in the dance "The Rose" is to use a technique called spotting. This is when you focus on a point on a wall. As you start to turn you keep your eyes fixed on the point you should continue to turn letting your head go. Your head should be the last thing to move and the first thing to get there at the end of the turn. This is a difficult thing to do at first but with practise it gets easier. One thing to remember when you 'spot' is the point you are focusing on should not become blurred or distorted, its best to start with a small point to look at and as you become better at spotting the area that you should be able to see increases. The theory behind spotting is that you should be able to do an infinite number of turns without becoming disorentated, although the most I have ever seen in 5 in one go!! I hope this helps you and answers your question.

-- Corinne (, May 08, 2000.

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