|Half Lutz Jump:
The primary goal of this element is to display the ability to start
from a standing position, taking several forward strokes to achieve
speed, perform an inside mohawk,
changing feet briefly demonstrating the ability to hold a back
outside edge prior to tapping straight back to execute a
counter rotation half turn jump landing on a toe and forward inside
edge of the tapping foot.
The skater must demonstrate the ability to
transition from one foot to the opposite foot while presenting elegant
body and free leg positions.
Advanced - Extra Credit
- Smooth transitions from one foot to another in the mohawk
in a plié position (both knees are bent).
- After performing the inside mohawk, change feet to achieve
a back outside edge prior to
- Upper body position must not break forward at
- Head should not look down while tap foot is being inserted
- Hands should be at waist level with shoulders level. The
free arm should stretch back matching the extension of the tap foot.
- The change of positions of the free leg and arms should not
disturb the arc of the tracing while performing the mohawk.
- No pre rotation of the upper body should occur prior to
- The half turn is a counter rotation and should be completed
in the air prior to
- The exit of the jump should be held on a sustained edge
with a strong checked position.
- The speed of the jump exit should not diminish from the
- Extra credit is given if skater can correctly perform
crossovers into mohawk as an entry to jump.
- Review changing feet to achieve a back outside edge.
- Teach the tap first with no rotation.
- Introduce the half turn counter rotation, landing on the
edge of the tap foot and the toe of the opposite foot (a split jump