Final week, 80 ice dancers and 13 coaches headed to Allen, Texas for the third annual Solo Dance Camp. Hosted by the Dallas Determine Skating Membership, the 2022 version included off ice courses taught by ISU Championship Dance Decide and Solo Dance Architect and Nationwide Chair John Millier and different ISU and Nationwide Officers. Courses coated Guidelines Updates, Elements, GOE’s, Psychological Toughness, Conditioning, Intro to Judging, and so forth. Sports activities science skilled Peter Zapalo introduced “Creating the Profitable Season” and Olympian Naomi Lang Sturdy did a superb off-ice Musical Expression class which developed large camaraderie amongst our skaters. Randi Sturdy, motion and dance coach for Olympic skaters together with Davis/White, held off-ice courses and personal classes. For junior and senior skaters, she centered on Avenue Dance to organize them for this season’s rhythm dance.
One spotlight for skaters is all the time the chance for a one-on-one session throughout which every skater works solely with a choose and technical panel member. The skater can present the workforce sample dance, rhythm dance, free dance or elements thereof, with or with out music and obtain suggestions to organize for the season.
The organizers had been thrilled with the keenness and assist for this occasion, particularly for the reason that 2021 camp was Covid cancelled.
Solo dancers ought to mark their calendars for the 2023 Solo Dance Camp in Allen, Texas, February 18-20, because the organizers are already within the planning levels.