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    when i am doing turns whilst spotting,I am feeling sickly after only a few.
    anyone else remember feeling like this in the beginning.?


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    I've got that problem! I can do a few turns, but after awhile I start to feel a bit light headed. And just my luck a fellow student and I choreographed a dance which has quite a few turns... I have actually fallen over during our practices because of the turns, lol. Ive found that going through the motions of spotting, only with my eyes closed (rather then focused on something), has helped me last longer without getting sick.

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    I am so glad I am not alone,I felt so sick for a little while after dancing last night.
    I will try closing my eyes whilst spotting,thankx for the tip.
    I would like turns to be a stronger point,I guess we just keeop practising.

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    The first time I tried a spin I ended up hanging onto a chair feeling like I was going to be sick :o , but after a lot of practice it became easier & could even manage to keep a sword in place. I still get a little woozy if I spin for too long, but I mange to keep my head together enough to continue with the dance and after a few steps am ok again. Keep at it Amanda..it does get easier!

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    When you get dizzy try making few turns the other way, this will help. Also jumping in place a few times can help.

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    thanks for the tips and support,very encouraging

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    I believe we all got sick in the beginning :p . It is best to take a few turns every time and then gradually build it up. If you do for example three or four turns as it is now; continue with it until you're not feeling dizzy or sick any longer as you turn and then add one or two more turns. I use to stop turning when I feel that I loose control over my turns. Hope this will help.

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    Turning is something you get used to in the end, spotting is the best way to turn .... in my opinion closing the eyes just makes it worse....

    Getting dizzy while spinning has something to do with the middle ear.... the more ear problems you have .... if your balance is out ... the more dizzy you will be.

    I am 90% tone deaf.... with practice I was able to spin and turn but I'll never get away from the dizziness....

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    Some teachers say spot and some say don't!
    What we've been taught is to focus on your hand/arm out in front of you - it works fine while you spin as long as you don't let your concentration wander to the fact that the room is whirling round and round really fast....:eek:
    You get a bit dizzy when you stop though.

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    spotting doesn't really work for me. I find I get dizzier when I try. Mostly I try not to focus on anything at all including the spinning room & turn my attention inwards rather than outwards. That probably doesn't make much sense, but I'm not really sure how to describe it any better

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