A BBC News story about the new study concerning dancers and dizziness. Video.
Deborah Bull, a former principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, described the technique she used to prevent dizziness.
"If you fix your eyes on something, you get less dizzy, so it's integral to the training," she said.
In cases of chronic dizziness, tests are usually taken of the vestibular organs in the inner ear. These fluid-filled organs use tiny hairs to sense the movement of the fluid, which in turn send signals to the brain. The continued movement of fluid explains one of the reasons you can continue to feel dizzy after you’ve stopped moving. But this doesn’t go far enough to explain dizziness in chronic suffers, said Barry Seemungal, co-author of the study, published in Cerebral Cortex.