So I have this beautiful ice. Only 1 other skater. Dance session - no Lutz corner or wild free stylers darting across the rink.... yet it seems nearly wasted.
Practicing ice dancing alone (when you are not a solo ice dancer) is really hard for me. I can’t seem to stroke with enough energy to bring the dance into the proper tempo - nor am I doing all the steps correctly. Of course it’s a learning process, but by now after testing 9 dances, I should have better skating posture.
My big areas of fault are;
1. Not skating through my hips. I lurch my upper body forward and the hips and feet are late to the party.
2. Not staying in dance hold posture and keeping my body underneath. See above.
3. Not sitting low enough in my knees. Partly due to bad knees and partly due to lack of quad strength.
4. Not keeping feet together - especially during three turns and back chassés.
What do I mean by all that ... this video is a prime example of it all