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Free Skating Program
Choreographing a figure skating routine takes a lot of preparation and time to complete so it conforms to the USFS rules governing the level of the event. A choreographer must you know the differences of what is the minimum required for tests, but the rules of required elements for competitive events - for short and long free skating program for singles and pairs competition, plus short dance and free dance events for specific levels, you must also be creative in imagining an appropriate and beautiful routine.
The qualities of a well balanced free skating program applies to test and competition programs. There should be the full utilization of the ice surface and the transitions between jumps and spins should be achieved through turns, steps, and other features such as spirals, pivots, spread eagles, etc. that compliment the musical score.
A few tips can help you successfully choreograph a figure skating routine:
Lehigh Valley Performing Arts 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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