Step Scholar Episode 2

Learn Ice Dances with us online

This time we will be learning the Rhythm Blues. A dance that has a couple of highlights that set it apart from other Introductory Dances, the main one being a series of 3 consecutive cross behind steps right at the end.

It’s a great idea to practice this series of 3 cross behinds in our sneakers or training shoes to get a nice tight tuck behind of the feet with each step. You’ll notice your demonstrator emphasises this point 🙂

We’ve posted these videos to our YouTube Channel, so if you have Chromecast or AirPlay for your TV, you can throw this tutorial onto the big screen and follow along (just make sure you move the coffee table so you don’t kick it with a stray free leg!).

At the time of writing this article, most people are unable to get into an Ice Rink due to Covid-19. Being able to see how the dance looks on the ice is a form of effort-free visualization, a powerful psychological training tool used by top athletes, so even just watching, you’ll be training your mind.

But, to feel the full benefit, get up and follow along!

We’ve recorded off ice versions too, so you will know that what you’re doing on dry land is correct.

And, we’ve got a little pop quiz for you at the end. You can practice with the music and without any prompts and see how you get on. (it’s all about repetition!)

Rhythm Blues This Way…..Follow Me!

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