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How do they do that!?!  While the simplified conclusion of this video is that it come down to a matter of science, dancers know that there is so much more to it!  Physics yes, but also countless hours of practice, pure devotion, and dedication to achieve such mesmerizing level of precision and grace. 

In the third act of “Swan Lake”, the Black Swan pulls off a seemingly endless series of turns, bobbing up and down on one pointed foot and spinning around and around and around … thirty-two times. How is this move — which is called a fouetté — even possible? Arleen Sugano unravels the physics of this famous ballet move.”