|Toe Loop Jump:
The primary goal of this element is to display the ability to start
from a standing position and skate forward, perform an inside mohawk,
change feet, and tap straight back
to execute a full revolution toe loop jump.
The skater must demonstrate the ability to transfer their weight and
rotation to the landing foot while in the air to insure landing on a
bent knee producing a secure back outside landing with controlled
body and free leg positions.
- An ability to perform an inside mohawk should
- Smooth transitions from one foot to another in the mohawk
in a plié position (both knees are bent).
- Upper body position must not break forward at
- The ability should
be observed to change feet after the mohawk and maintain a back outside
edge while tapping straight back -
- The skater should not bend at the waist or look down while
tap foot is being inserted
- No pre rotation of the arms, shoulders, or head
- The full rotation should be completed in the air prior to
- Hands should be at waist level with shoulders level. The
free arm should stretch forward in opposition of the tap foot extension.
- The change of positions of the free leg and arms should not
disturb the arc of the tracing while performing the mohawk.
- 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
- Review Half Toe Loop jump.
- Review the concept of a two footed full revolution.
- Introduce the concept of a full rotation in the air,
landing on the back outside
edge of the blade edge foot (Not the tap foot).
DO NOT TEACH AS A TOE WALTZ JUMP!