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Requested Videos (Completed in Blue)
12-27-2018 Juvenile Moves
12-27-2018 Intermediate Moves
12-27-2018 Novice Moves
12-27-2018 Junior Moves
01-02-2019 Basic Step Sequence
01-05-2019 Waltz Jump done 01-13-2019
01-12-2019 International Dances
01-12-2019 Partnered Spins
01-12-2019 Synchronized Twizzles
01-12-2019 More Basic Dance Lifts
01-14-2019 Jamaican Rhumba
Email me your questions and let me know if you want me to post them here or answer them back privately.
01-13-2019 102. Upright Dance Spin
Question: "Does the woman push away with her hands on the man's shoulders/chest during the spin."
Oleg: "No, rather the speed in the spin comes from centrifugal force as both bodies are being pulled away from each other but hold on tight. This tension is the key to making a spin happen. However, if there is shakiness, toe scratching, incorrect leaning or pulling, the spin will suffer and may fail even with correct tension."
01-13-2019 Ice Dancer Question
Question: " Hello Oleg!
I hope all is well with you. I was just wondering why you decided to become an ice dancer instead of a figure skater and if there was an important moment in your life that took you in that direction. I do not mind if you wish to share this question on your website.
Thank you! ❤
Oleg: Hi Jodi! This comes up from time to time, so I have been writing a summary of my skating life (so far). I will add it to the site in the near future. Meanwhile here is an excerpt:
"By this time Elisha (my first dance partner) had decided to do Disney on Ice, and left. While working on the Cha Cha (4th Dance), on Step 11 the left forward outside swing roll, I swung my right leg too high and lost my balance. I swung my right leg back but fell sitting on it, breaking my ankle. Up until this time I was doing both freestlye and dance, but this event would change things. I ended up needing surgery and got a metal plate screwed into my ankle bone. It took me about 4 ½ months to recover, but I was always determined to get back to skating.
When I came back, Elisha was there as well and we decided to skate together again. She convinced me that I shouldn’t try two disciplines as that wouldn’t lead me to success. So I chose to stick with dance and drop freestyle, and by now my only coach was Anthony Darnell, as my money was limited. Elisha’s and my partnership wouldn’t last, and the majority of my early dance tests I would take with a junior coach named Cecily Mesa. "