I am so pleased to show you this waltz performance sent to me by the talented and thoughtful Reader of Red and longtime artistic roller skater, Rick. The video was taken by the husband of Rick’s skate partner, Joan, so you get to see a lot of their skill. Dancing on roller skates allows you to truly glide around the floor like magic. Pretty, huh?
The better you are at skating, the more supremely effortless you make the magic look. Watching Rick and Joan dance, it appears smooth and easy–look at them twirl around, changing directions as a couple, with no hesitation. Take it from me, that stuff is HARD– and doing it in perfect sync with a partner is even harder. Shifting weight and direction, dancing the same curve on the floor as your partner, moving with the music; none of it is easy.
Thanks, Rick and Joan, for making the magic and for making it look easy.