Tag Archives: balance

Becoming

Yesterday was  a fantastic day.  Class was tremendously fun and gratifying.  The right push-off I was struggling with just suddenly clicked, and I am now able to push off with enough power to go all the way across the rink.  … Continue reading

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Surprised By Competence

Interesting practice yesterday.  I had been doing push-off after push-off, still chasing that elusive right outside curve.  I am doing better with it, but the progress is slow. After about an hour of struggling with that, I thought “Well, I … Continue reading

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Stop Thinking

I have learned the steps to the first two dances well enough so that Big D no longer has to  say them along with me as I do them.  “Step, progressive, glide and cross”  and all the other combinations are … Continue reading

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Round and Round

I am exploring the differences in my newly-lively skates with their clean bearings. Lots to learn.  This morning I spent a lot of time just, well, skating. No tricks, no dances, nothing fancy at all.  I skated around the rink, … Continue reading

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Keep It Simple, Skater

Big D, the Best Coach Ever, has given me specific items to work on before class on Saturday.  Skating backwards on one foot, one-foot Mohawks, shifting from an inside to outside edge and figure push-offs. Does it sound like a … Continue reading

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