Learn to Skate Dance
Ice dance brings together skating and dancing with a set pattern of steps skated in time to music of a designated tempo and rhythm. Ice dance emphasizes rhythm, interpretation of the music and precise steps. Ice dance 1 skaters will learn the basic elements found in the Dutch Waltz – forward swing rolls and forward progressives, the building blocks for all future dances. An emphasis is placed on solid skating technique, edges, flow, & posture while learning to listen for the beat to keep the pattern steps on time with the Dutch Waltz music. Ice dance is a great way to spend more time practicing & improving edges while learning something new at the same time! This program is open to any skater – you do not have to be a member of Freeskate Club.