RE: Why ballet dancers don’t get dizzy?
So I’ve been figure skating since age 7. As a skater when executing scratch spins (usually up to 30 to 40 spins) in the single trick there’s no real way to fix our eyes on any anything due to the fast speed involved. So we simply build tolerance to dizziness. We NEVER stop getting dizzy completely, but we simply learn how to play it off as we spin out of it to make it look effortless. I’m very new to dance, and have heard over and over again that ballet dancers don’t really get dizzy from the turns. Why is that?
Junior Dancer Asked on September 21, 2015 in Dancer Problems/Issues.
Dancers are trained to use the technique called “spotting” when turning. It’s what keeps us from feeling dizzy.