How to do a spin in Irish step dance. A spin is also referred to as a turn, but for our purposes we're calling this a spin because it involves a pivot on one leg. A spin on one leg. We'll demonstrate the position first from the side angle. Doing a spin on the right foot, the dancer places the weight on the right foot with a straight leg and lifts the left foot behind. Foot is pointed and raised in the back. Knees are together. This is the spin position that the dancer will rotate on the ball of the foot. Now in real time for the spin on the right. Spins can also be done on the left leg. The same position applies. The dancer rotates the shape on a straight left leg. Foot is lifted, pointed and raised in the back. How to do the spin in Irish dance.