Jump + Dance Sequence
Learning ice skating is like building LEGO. Each step is a LEGO brick that is designed to let you create a work of art. While practicing yesterday, I combined the jump and dance steps into a long sequence. I am sure the professional skaters already knew, but it was a revelation to me. Here are the steps I did:
- Begin with a backward crossover with your left foot over right.
- Repeat another crossover with your left foot over right.
- Transfer your weight to your right foot and glide with your left foot.
- Do a waltz jump with your right foot.
- Tap your left toe pick and do a tap-toe jump with your right foot.
- Continue with a 3-turn on your left foot.
- Tap your right toe pick then finish with a one-half flip jump.
- Instead of checking out, continue on with your left glide.
- Glide right.
- Glide left.
- Glide right one more time.
- Do a left mohawk then stand on your right foot as you skate backward.
- Cross your left behind your right foot and transfer your weight to your left foot.
- Place your right foot back to the parallel position and transfer the weight back to your right foot.
- Cross your left foot in front of your right foot.
- Check out with your right foot.
I like jumping more than spinning. I supposed to learn how to do a one-foot spin, but I kept tripped up the left-edge entrance. As a result, I just focused on the jump and dance sequence.