Beginner Ice Dance Exercises
Forward Progressive Circle: In kilian, crossing right over left on a large circle in the middle.
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Butterfly Progressive Circle: Open hold, hand in hand, crossing right over left(one long cross with lilt, two fast crosses) on a large circle.
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Backward Crossover Circle: Hand in hand with the guy leading. Backward crossovers on a large circle.
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When doing the backward crossover circle, make sure the girl stays slightly to the inside of the guys circle. You don’t want to swing too far outside.
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Chasse Swing Rolls: In waltz, girl is backward, guy forward. One chasse into a swing roll on 3 big lobes down the ice.
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Outside Edges: In kilian, 3 big lobes down the ice.
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When doing outside edges make sure the girl is slightly in front on the left foot, and the guy is slightly in front on the right foot.
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Inside Edges: In kilian, 3 big lobes down the ice.
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When doing inside edges make sure on the left foot, the girl is slightly in front. And on the right foot the guy steps slightly in front.
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Just remember practice makes perfect! “Something that you struggle with now... will one day be your warm up”
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