Close fingers for spinning technique?

by Kelsey

Why do dancers have to close their fingers when doing a full spin?

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May 17, 2012
Answer from Maria
by: Maria

Dear Kelsey,

Closing fingers while spinning might be justified with two reasons. The first one is just a matter of style: the particular dance you are executing does not include extended fingers. The second reason might be related to the process of learning to spin.

It is easier to learn spinning if you concentrate and stabilize your body first. That way you can focus on the placement of the pelvis and the spot. After you have total control of the basics of spinning, you can actually modify your body in many ways, including the extensions of fingers and assorted placements.

Yours is a curious question. I wonder why you are asking this. Don't hesitate to reply back in this same thread if there's more about this matter that we could share.

All the best,


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