Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What not to do....


Been there. Done that. Got the T-shirt!
Oh and no, I have not forgotten about the video thing. Still working on it.
Until Next Time,

Saturday, August 11, 2007

We Got A Video Camera

Yes, I realize this post is WORTHLESS without PICS!!
Sorry, but the fun is we got a new video camera to tape our workouts and memorize our choreography. It's a great help to tape the compulsory dances and then watch yourself and critique your performance.
The point of this post? Yes, I will eventaully be posting video chronicles of our progress! Please be forgiving as we really stink right now and it may be a bit embarrassing at times to post, but the hope is that we'll be able to track our training and actually see improvement! That's the hope at least!

We don't practice again until next week, so MAYBE I'll post a video next week when I can figure out how to upload to YouTube!!

Until Next Time,

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

On Our Fannies...

So Jordan and I spent most of practice today...on our butts! We are determined to do this cool, special move in what's called a "shoot the duck" position. All you skater folks know exactly what that means, as it is a move you learn right off the bat when you are a kid, but as an adult it's a bit more challenging!

Basically, you glide on one foot and then slowly sink down on that skating foot as you pull the free foot out in front of you parallel to the ice. You end up gliding on one foot in a very low sitting positon across the ice. Hard! It's hard to balance. It's hard to keep your skating blade from wobbling. It's hard everything. And don't even begin to tell me about trying to rise up out of it! Argh!

Anyway we are doing it, and today we managed to do it opposite one another (me gliding backwards, Jordan forwards) and hanging on to one another. Whao! That was COOL! Although we did it so much and landed on our butts so much, I have many bruises tonight and my pants were soaking wet by the time we were done. With "shoot the duck," it's pretty much a given that you will land on your fanny a lot. :o)

We start formal choreogrpahy training next week! Music is cut. Footwork is done. Spin is picked and lifts are picked. Now we just need to get it all into 2:30 min!

Until Next Time,