Thursday, December 28, 2023

Auld Lang Syne 2023

 Well I sadly did not get my Silver Dances up to snuff before the year ended and I will have to continue my slow progress in getting them ready to test.  There comes a time when working on things that you are SO DONE with it all.  I’m nearly there.  I don’t like it that I can’t crank out these pattern dances in short order.  My solo skating skills in dance are not good.

So enough whining.  Here’s my last tango (of the year) with coach Vitali.  After this I am off to the islands for some post Christmas fun in the sun and the rain forest of Kauai and the Big Island. 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Last Before Christmas Dance Lesson

Today was good but a little sloppy on my part.  Trouble with tempo and matching leg positions.. 

That’s it till next Thursday.  Merry Christmas to all and to all NO LACE BITE !

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Catch up on videos…

 I have gotten behind in posting my vids over here on this blog.  The holidays are here and we are busy getting ready for our new house in February.

So below are a few sessions - most of which should be during lessons.  The last one is the best.  I got to skate with Doug today and we tried a little pairs skating. (In dance boots and blades!)

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Tango - Tango - Foxtrot

 No .. not an aviation call sign.   Lots of repetition on patterns today.  I had a 45 minute lesson vs my usual 30 this year and it enabled us to get to work on the Rocker Foxtrot as well.  Longer video today. No close ups. Full rink view.

Tango. I still need more expression in the dance and the 3 turn at the end needs work.

Rocker Foxtrot.  Just getting started again this year.  Need more flow.  We are shrinking our patterns to allow me to skate more naturally until I can do it without falling behind or making him work hard to keep us together.


Monday, December 4, 2023

Working on the Rocker Foxtrot Rocker… It’s a Thing

Time to get back to work on the Rocker Foxtrot. I asked for some help on the rocker during my lesson. Hard turn for me on my own.

July 115º - No problem!

 Down in the valley for a few appointments from the White Mountains of Arizona where it’s much cooler.  It’s been over 110ª every day reachi...