They say it ain’t over till the fat lady sings… an opera reference and probably not a politically correct one at that. Well the fat lady has sung and she skated too!
Honestly I am really proud of our partnered free dance. Mike and I started this journey early this summer and with only 1-2 max practice sessions per week and a weekly lesson with Kendall LeClaire who has the patience of a saint.
After testing and skating competitively for 11 years as an adult skater .. I have learned that I NEVER FEEL READY for anything. Not a test nor a competition. It seems to get worse and worse as I get older.
Nevertheless we did our best this morning. We both got a pass by all three judges. We each had plenty of notes on things to improve on.
Following that skate I had to wait for 2 other moves in the field tests. I skated ok during my solo FD test but not my best for sure. Darn it. But I did pass that too and now I have some new goals for Arizona.
Goals for the winter.
Test my PRE-SILVER dances with a partner (my coach most likely) and work on the skills within those dances and hopefully pass the tests and start to learn the Silver Dances.