Two Foot Slalom Edging
in a straight line.
The primary goal of this element is to display the ability develop
forwards power in a straight line.
The two footed series of pushes result in small, equal curves to the
the right that allow the skater to maintain forward progress in a
The knees act a shock absorber to cushion the force of the sharp turns
much as the action of a skier performing a downhill slalom event.
The skater should demonstrate erect
body and relaxed arm/shoulder positions.
- Equal Two Footed
Forward Slalom Pushes
- Small Curves to the
Left and Right in an Even Tempo
- Smooth Forward
- Evenly distributed weight and bend knees.
- Use a twisting movement of knees and feet to produce speed
straight line .
- The body should be in a natural
position and not bending forward at waist.
- An ability to perform sustained swizzles should be
- Head should be up, with a nice erect back.
- Hands should be held out to the side at waist level.
- Knee bend rises and falls with the changes of direction of
the depth of the
slalom curves (edging) and reducing the rhythmic tempo of the knee
increase pushing and pulling action resulting from changing directions
in rapid succession.
- After gaining power, perform One Foot Slalom Edging changing
- Teach pushing movement of feet using the barrier –
emphasize upper body
- From a standing position, begin with both feet parallel on
the ice and perform a twisting movement with the blade, knees,
and hips. After gaining speed, glide, balance, and stop.
- Using a slower tempo, gradually deepen the curves of the
forward Slalom edges to gain
Slalom edging is
performed forward in the Cha Cha Dance.