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The Importance of a Free Skating Program's Choreography
Any skating program that only contains the "tricks" without connecting steps and moves is quite noticeable when compared to a well balanced program that integrates the musical elements and the physical activities of the skater(s) presentation. Not only does the audience appreciate the program more, but the judges will score the effort with higher marks for the superior presentation over their ability to perform multi-revolution jumps.
Choreographing a figure skating routine takes a lot of preparation and time to complete. Not only must you know the rules of your competition, you must also be creative in imagining an appropriate and beautiful routine. A few tips can help you successfully choreograph a figure skating routine.
A skater should not use their competitive free skating program when entering artistic events. The program should be a new choreographic venture that develops and emphasizes the skater's ability to communicate with the audience without striving to achieve the highest technical levels that are factors in increasing the base value of jumps, spins, and footwork sequences.
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Programs In addition, skating academic courses are offered in rules/standards, skating history, choreography and program construction. In all artistic and academic.
Choreography: Figure skating's hidden edge | CBCSports.ca Jan. 11, 2007 ... That's why good choreography — the music and steps that make up a program — is so vital to the success of today's finest skaters.
PDF Choreography & Style on ice, and in educating the public that it is the role of a choreographer to introduce drama and expression in a skater's program.
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