Friday, May 2, 2014
The RB is the third of the three so called "preliminary" pattern dances that most beginning ice dance students tackle. Just in time for a certain person, K & O have posted a video demonstrating this dance. I particularly like that they've used more pleasing music than what's typically on offer. To be frank, most of the music used at this level recommends itself mainly because the beat contained within the respective tune is strongly emphasized and, in turn, the tempo has the correct number of beats per minute. Both of these qualities are important during the learning of a dance, particularly in the case of neophytes like your diarist for whom "musicality" and "artistic interpretation" are characteristics just barely within detectable limits.
Beyond that, most of the music inflicted upon students does little to popularize ice dancing. It amazes me that kid-couples can get pass the ick factor contained in this genre and stick with ice dance. Goes to show how dedicated they are!
Enough of that. Enjoy the new video. Thanks again to Kseniya and Oleg.