Today I had the chance to try a partnering lesson with Vitali Vakunov. Honestly I don’t know much about him but he’s from Belarus and he coaches at Arcadia normally. My coach Naomi recommended I try a partner lesson with him. Right now I travel to Scottsdale for my partnering lesson and Chandler Ice is closer. Vitali comes to Chandler on Thursdays.
This lesson was such a workout as he likes to incorporate stroking and warmups into all his lessons both before and after you work on your pattern dances. I like that a lot. I really miss skating pairs with Hank. Maybe we’ll be able to get back to some partnering on easy freestyle this summer... fingers crossed.