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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The process of getting a new program

It is time to change my freestyle program again. *sigh* I really like this program, and the entire process of getting myself a new program is always rather draining.

First would be the search for music. I would take eons to find music - I want to something I like, something I can skate to... and I am very picky!

Then would be choreography. For the last 4 years, I choreographed all my programs myself. Thus, when I told DX I wanted to change my program, I was infinitely surprised that he offered to choreograph it for me. However, I realise I do like to choreograph my programs, but just wish that I wouldn't agonize so much over it.

Somehow I do not have a problem doing my students' programs. I don't know why! Now that I think of it, maybe that's why skaters have their coaches/choreographers work out their programs instead.

After that, when the actual skating starts, I would continue to tweak the program and worry about how to fit it in a larger rink! The entire process takes months - and even longer to skate the program well.

In any case, I'm only on the "music hunt" stage now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

BEWARE !!! you will have lots of 3 turns in your program. -Loon