Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ice Time ... Finally

Building our home has been taking up most of my time these days, but I finally got a chance to skate yesterday.  Unfortunately there was a pack of little kids I had to dodge so I didn't dare set up my camera at one end of the rink and leave it there.

I tried a few spins including a camel and even a back camel attempt.  I was actually quite pleased to get 4 revolutions out of my camel spin with my leg up.  As for the rest .. not much to brag about.

Last night I had my 3rd ballet class.  (private lessons so far!)   I'm trying to remember all this French terminology ... it's as hard as the dancing.

Each class starts with barre exercises:

demi-plié 1st and 5th
grand plié 1st and 5th
tendue 5th
dégagé 5th
grand battement 5th

She attempted to teach me this in center:

grand jeté

(You won't be seeing any ballet video for a while!)

I have to say that the turnout is really hard, but it's already made the spread eagle in skating easier ...

Meanwhile... back to skating.....


  1. Your spread eagle is beautiful!

  2. Thank you! I wish I could hold on longer ... I curve too much and fall out of it.

  3. Your jumps and spins are beautful!! You're a very elegant skater. Keep up the great work :-)



 I didn’t skate at all since last Thursday so I guess I get what I deserve in the lack of progress department.  I am just so frustrated over...