Had a great 1/2 hour lesson today with Vitali in Gilbert. Hockey took over my rink this weekend and we had to do a little juggling of ice time and lessons.
I feel we are making progress on these dances although I wish I had the energy and time to work on them more in between lessons. I just can’t seem to get the balance and flow and proper posture of these dances when I do them alone.
We took a short trip to Cabo for a friends daughters’ wedding. Had a blast - drank too much tequila and got ZERO exercise unless you count going from the room to the pool and back or a quick few dances at the wedding.
Back in AZ on the ice on my first day back and of course a lesson day I cautiously stepped on the ice. It’s always colder than I remember. I didn’t think I would accomplish anything but I think I had a good lesson. I even got through 1 complete free dance run and almost ended with the music!
I know my videos are longer than they should be for anyone’s attention span, but I don’t keep the blog or my YouTube channel for the viewership. That has just become a added bonus to my way of holding myself accountable and analyzing my skating. I think it helps to know that what you feel you are doing on the ice isn’t what you look like! That is a double edged sword… it does lead to a lot of disappointment and self loathing!! But once in a while you yourself .. or me myself .. will see some actual progress.
After doing this for 10 years now - skating as an adult and blogging and vlogging about it I can see and have documented my progress and set backs. I wonder what it would look like on a chart or graph?
That was a lot of alliteration. Today I had a lesson.. here it is. Vid #2 is the same skate of the free dance but with more close ups trying not to show the other skaters in the rink.
Heading to Cabo for some fun in the sun. First a rearranged dueling lesson. 45 minutes partnering followed by 45 minutes with Naomi on my Free Dance. One word. EXHAUSTING.
The Silver dances are making baby steps of progress.. with an occasional step back! The free dance is still a work of choreography in progress. Today we made some changes that will help me eventually be able to finish with the music on time. This program is still a year away from being a test program.