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The Just Turns Pirouette Challenge #JTPC


This challenge is more than just how many turns you can do. It's about being a technically sound turner. Meaning you have to be able to do all the fundamental turns required to be a world class dancer.


Please submit your video in your favorite dance style. For ballet, dancers can be on Flat or on Pointe. Dancers will each receive a SPEC Score. There will be 2 winners from each level. One with the highest SPEC score  and One with the most votes. Please vote for your favorite turner! 


This challenge is not a easy one, but work at it and you might just be surprised! Once you submitted your video have your friends vote for you! Any level or age can take either the Pro or Pre Pro Challenge . 


Levels/Age

  1. “Emerald” Youth / 8  - 10 yrs
  2. “Sapphire” Junior /  11 - 14 yrs 
  3. “Diamond” Teen/ 15 - 18 yrs
  4. “Ruby” Professional / 19 yrs and  Up

List of Turns

Pro level

           Passe  (Ballet or Jazz)

          Outside Turn  

Strong side 

- Quad (4)

Non Dominant 

- Triple (3)

            

              Inside Turn

Strong side 

- Quad (4)

Non Dominant 

- Triple (3)

           

              Pique

 (Strongest side only)

 - Single - Double (4x) 

            

            Chaines

8 counts 

Step - up / Drop turns

Doubles (4x in a row)


           Fouette or A la Secondes 

(On strongest side only)

16

Doubles every 4 counts


          Attitude 

(Front or Back)

Doubles

Both sides


Pre Pro level


Passe  (Ballet or Jazz)

           

             Outside Turn  

Strong side 

- Triple (3)

Non Dominant 

- Double (2)

            

              Inside Turn

Strong side 

- Triple (3)

Non Dominant 

- TDouble (2)

           

              Pique

 (Strongest side only)

 - Single - Single - Single - Double (4x) 

            

            Chaines

4 counts 


            Step - up / Drop turns

Doubles (2x in a row)


           Fouette or A la Secondes 

(On strongest side only)

16

Doubles every 8 counts


          Attitude 

(Front or Back)

Singles or Doubles

Both sides



Video must include

Send a link to the video to: jtpc@justturns.com


  • Each turn on the list of turns one-at-time and in one take. Feel free to go in any order you would like.


  • A Turning Variation that includes at least 3 of turns from the list of turns (More are welcome)


  • A fun soundtrack will be added to the variation winner turn after



SPEC Turning Score System


  • Start and Finish
    • Each turn must have a clear start and finish 
  • Performance
    • The turn must have a performance feel
  • Execution 
    • The turns must be executed in proper way
  • Cleanness
    • Spot, arm, legs, and balance and the turn must be clean! 

Video Example

Check out this great video