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Offline lutefisk

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Re: Ice dance book
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2017, 07:26:55 PM »
Based on her Wikipedia entry, she'd be 71 now. That's not an impediment to coaching, but I couldn't find a coach with that name. Mind you she may have married, so I searched "Lorna skating coach" and only found them in Canada and the UK.

No listing for someone like her on facebook.

Thanks for searching.  Yes, some of us are getting up there.  I turned 70 myself last month.  I'm catching up with Frank Carroll.

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Re: Ice dance book
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2017, 05:41:58 PM »
OTOH, if you're way up the ice dance feeding chain and working on your Intergalactic test level dances…

ROTFL, Lutefisk! Love it!!

I actually bought this book new when it came out (it was always advertised in the back of Skating Magazine in the classifieds: "ICE DANCERS READ Ice Dancing Illustrated"… or some such). Had intended to take up dance and never got to it until (ahem) lo these many years later. I find the descriptions of common errors in pattern dances to be quite helpful. Not an entertaining read, more like a medical journal, but I think it's worth adding to any ice dancer's collection.

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Re: Ice dance book
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2017, 08:14:08 PM »
I received my book today - it was signed by the author, who wrote a paragraph to someone she obviously skated with occasionally, then signed with her name.  The dust jacket condition is quite poor but who cares.  I have a few other projects before I can focus on reading it, but I think it will be useful based on the quick glance I took.  I need all the help I can get!

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Re: Ice dance book
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2017, 08:16:15 PM »
ROTFL, Lutefisk! Love it!!

I actually bought this book new when it came out (it was always advertised in the back of Skating Magazine in the classifieds: "ICE DANCERS READ Ice Dancing Illustrated"… or some such). Had intended to take up dance and never got to it until (ahem) lo these many years later. I find the descriptions of common errors in pattern dances to be quite helpful. Not an entertaining read, more like a medical journal, but I think it's worth adding to any ice dancer's collection.

Thanks for you input.  I'm slowly chewing my way through this book.  While it is dated in certain respects, I'm finding it to be a useful read.

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Re: Ice dance book
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2017, 06:07:56 PM »
Icedancers.com has a couple instruction videos available for beginning ice dancers covering the beginning compulsory pattern dances - might be also helpful :

http://www.icedancers.com/order-now-2

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Re: Ice dance book
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2017, 08:51:22 AM »
Icedancers.com has a couple instruction videos available for beginning ice dancers covering the beginning compulsory pattern dances - might be also helpful :

http://www.icedancers.com/order-now-2

Yes, I have those CDs.  Kseniya and Oleg's videos on youtube are also helpful, however I do like a book!

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Re: Ice dance book
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2017, 01:55:07 PM »
Well, by the time I took a look at this thread, the price for used had jumped to $20. However, there was a decent condition "collectible" for $14.50 that I decided to order. Interesting that the collectible is cheaper than the other.  They do have a collectable for nearly $50! Anyway, I have started my own notes on the different lower level dances from the online descriptions and watching kseniya and oleg. It would be nice to have them all in an organized manner and the cha cha happens to be the danice I am most familiar with,  so if it is missing, no biggie. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Re: Ice dance book
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2017, 06:03:10 PM »
Well, by the time I took a look at this thread, the price for used had jumped to $20. However, there was a decent condition "collectible" for $14.50 that I decided to order. Interesting that the collectible is cheaper than the other.

Wow.  People are gonna start thinkin' I've got a stake in these old books!