"I have dashingly brought off the double tour"

The Double Tour en L'Air is a dance movement in ballet.  It involves the dancer quickly jumping into the air (usually from the fifth position) and quickly turning twice before their feet touch back on the ground.  It is most commonly performed by male dancers, and requires a great deal of poise and strength.  It can take years to perfect the technique; this article gives helpful support and advice.  Why not have a go at one in your front room, if only to see how difficult it is?  Move the furniture out of the way first…