The 2022 Beijing Olympic Games may have closed last week, but we’ve still got Olympic fever over here at Dance Spirit. That just makes sense, considering the many parallels that exist between dance and figure skating. After all, dancers’ jumps—like triple tours or straddle jumps—don’t look so different from skaters’ triple axels and split jumps. […]
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The Only Thing Better Than These Ice-Dancing Gold Medalists' Performance Is Their Coach's Behind-the-Scenes "Dance"
You know that thing when you’re onstage at a competition and you catch your teacher unconsciously marking through every step of the choreography in the wings, just willing you and the rest of the group to dance perfectly? Yeah—that happens in ice dancing, too. Case in point: the scene at the Olympic rink yesterday, as […]
We love, love, LOVE figure skaters who completely embrace the dance aspect of the sport, putting real time and thought into their choreography and music choices (while also, you know, casually pulling off death-defying jumps). This Olympics, a lot of attention has (rightly) been focused on frontrunner Nathan Chen, whose ballet background lends him a […]