How to Spot for Pirouettes

Pirouettes is one of the most prolific ballet steps. Learning how to do one pirouette is already a big challenge for dancers, but what about multiple pirouettes? Actually, learning how to do 2 or 3 pirouettes is not that different from learning how to do a single pirouette. However, the key to multiple turns is spotting.

First off, be sure to check out our previous blog Technique Tips: Improve Your Pirouettes for more general pointers on turning and an overview on how to spot. For this blog, we will just be diving deep into spotting.

Let’s break down how to spot and why it is so essential to pirouettes.


Now that you’ve reviewed how to spot in our previous blog, let’s reiterate the basics: