Monday, March 31, 2014
Hello again, Monday! In today's Monday Moves I'm featuring a move by a skater who had his final competitive skate over the weekend at the world championships. Jeremy Abbott saved his best for last with his beautiful and inspiring performance of his Muse long program. There are many gorgeous moves in the program, but one that stands out to me as so emotionally effective is when he stops during his footwork and slaps his palm to the ice. It's the perfect move for that moment in the music.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Welcome to another edition of Monday Moves! This week I'm going back a few years to a move by 2006 World Champion Kimmie Meissner. I loved her 2008-2009 short program to "Un Ange Passe," and I found one move in the program particularly lovely - her back spiral into double Axel into forward spiral. I wish Kimmie had been able to compete at nationals that year!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Happy Monday! I've been looking forward to this Monday for weeks because tonight is the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars, and Meryl Davis and Charlie White are part of the cast! So, for today's Monday Moves I'm highlighting my favorite ice dance lift of all time - Meryl and Charlie's "swoop" lift from their 2008-09 Samson and Delilah free dance. SO romantic and absolutely perfect for the music:
Watch Meryl and Charlie compete against each other this season on DWTS! Meryl will be partnered with Maks (lucky girl!), and Charlie will be dancing with Sharna. It's going to be so fun to see them dance on the floor instead of the ice!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Happy Monday! For today's Monday Moves, I started watching one of my favorite group numbers from Stars on Ice, and there were so many beautiful moves I loved that I couldn't pick just one! "Both Sides Now" featured Kristi Yamaguchi, Jenni Meno, and Denis Petrov. It is GORGEOUS. All the spirals, the lifts, the flowing choreography that connected all three of them seamlessly on the ice. It's a stunning performance!
Monday, March 3, 2014
Monday Moves is back! I'm still going through Olympic withdrawals, so I've been watching a lot of old skating videos. To honor one of the skaters who's retiring this season, I'm spotlighting Brian Joubert today and his "point and wink" move from his 2008-2009 short program. I had the great fortune of being in the second row at the world championships in L.A. that year and being directly in Brian's line of sight when he performed this move. And I swooned out of my seat. We will miss you dearly, Brian!