San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Dance Steps & Turns -
Workshop Topics & Lesson Plans
Skaters need to acquire the bilateral ability to perform these turns and steps
The goal of these workshops is to demonstrate the Dance Steps/Turns and Connecting Elements as they can be used to connect elements well balanced free skating, pair, free dance, and Synchronized skating programs.
These same movements are also provide the basic step sequences required in Free Skating, Pair, and Free Dance, and test programs as well as in competition programs, including Synchronized skating.
These workshops can serve as a guide for coaches to begin to incorporate these steps and turns into free skating programs, starting with pre-preliminary tests and no test competition events.
Forward Inside Mohawks
Back Inside Mohawks
Forward Outside Swing Rolls
Back Outside Swing Rolls
Forward Slide Chassés
Forward Inside Swing Rolls
Forward to Back Outside Mohawks (14 step)
Back to Forward Outside Mohawks
Back Outside to Forward Inside Choctaws (Blues)
Forward to Back Outside Mohawks (Foxtrot)
Forward to Back Outside Mohawks (Rocker FoxTrot)
Back Outside to Forward Inside Choctaws (Foxtrot)
Forward Inside Swing Mohawks (Silver Tango)
Forward Outside Swing Mohawks (Silver Tango)
Forward Inside 3's
Forward Cross Rolls
Forward Cross Rolls into quick inside mohawk
Back Cross Rolls
Forward Outside Swing Choctaws (Quickstep)
Swing Outside Forward Rockers (R. Foxtrot)
Alternating inside mohawks (Starlight)
Forward Waltz 3's (American Waltz)
Twizzles (Argentine Tango)
Forward Inside Swing Rockers
Twizzles (multiple traveling turns)
The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
All materials are copy protected.
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.