How ballet dancers spin so fast?

Three ballet dancers performing a grand jeté jump

Are you ever concerned about how ballet dancers can make so many spins in a go without feeling dizzy.

We feel dizzy primarily because of our inner ear. Our ear consists of 3 parts- outer, middle and inner. The inner ear is responsible for our balance and position senses. So when we spin our inner ear sends signal to our brain which makes us feel dizzy. But with practice this reflex can be suppressed.

New research in this matter evidences that, the dancers can spin without getting dizzy simply by doing a lot of practice. They practice this art for years and finally are able to suppress the dizzy feeling.

This new finding might help experts understand the dizziness problem better and may be able to help people suffering with chronic dizziness.

Coming back to the ballet dancers issue, the old proverb appears to remain true for them i.e. practice makes a man perfect.

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2 thoughts on “How ballet dancers spin so fast?”

  1. You are right about the inner ear. In 28 years of ballet we were taught you use by
    Spotting . A technic used to spot a object to the other direction to where
    you are turning. If you don’t you do get dizzy. I learned that in my first
    turning .

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    1. @nmount@thespecnet.com

      Thanks for sharing that info. Never knew it before.
      It sounds logical, to spot at an object to avoid getting dizzy.
      Please share more tips about ballet spins, if you have any.
      We are honored to find a ballet performer here in this blog.

      -Dr. Sumanta (the Health author of this blog)

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