Hello Ms. Cosby’s class! I have been a ballerina for 15 years! You learn to spin right from the start when you begin learning ballet. It takes a lot of practice, flexibility, and strength to be able to do the amazing, beautiful turns that ballerinas do. But with lots of practice and guidance from teachers it is easy to learn and get good at them! To do a basic pirouette you use your foot to push off the ground, providing you with momentum for the turn. You put your foot up near your knee creating a nice triangle to help with momentum, you use your arms to help you balance as well as turn your help to keep you balanced and prevent you from getting dizzy.