Commonly Asked Figure Skating Questions  -

Should my child take ballet group classes to help his/her development of their ice skating skills?

Basic ballet training is very helpful to male and female skaters. The discipline in ballet and flexibility training taught at a ballet bar transfers nicely into presentation skills demanded in figure skating tests and competitions

Serious skaters benefit from practicing their positions in front of full length mirrors in a ballet studio. Some parents have installed the ballet bar and mirrors in a spare room or garage to allow positive feedback between ballet lessons.

Submitted by Claude Sweet
USFS Gold MITF, Free Skating, Pair, and International Dance test judge; Intermediate Figure judge.

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