Skate 360 is a multi-dimensional way of thinking and learning that helps build a strong foundation to become a “Smart Mover” and a knowledgeable coach/teacher. A smart mover is one who has a keen understanding of their physical self through learning anatomy and movement theory; has a clear understanding of excellent skating skills; and understands valuable tools to enhance their overall performance.
The vision of the Skate 360 virtual intensive is that participants will come away with a body of knowledge that builds from one class to the next. The curriculum is designed to provide information that will not only create “smart” skaters, but also “smart” humans. This information can be applied to all disciplines of skating and to all aspects of life.
Primarily led by IDI’s Artistic Director, Douglas Webster; Skate 360 will be enhanced by IDI company members; and leaders in the world of figure skating, dance, and movement.
Confirmed guests to date include PSA Coach of the Year, Olympic Coach, and PSA Keynote speaker, Audrey Weisiger; Co-Developer of the IJS Components and Olympic Judge, Joe Inman; ISU Technical Dance Specialist and 5X US Champion, Judy Blumberg; 2X US National Ice Dance Champion and 2X World Medalist, Zach Donohue; Renowned choreographers: IDI company member, and PSA Choreographer of the year, Rohene Ward; PSA Choreographer of the Year, Cindy Stuart, and Contemporary International Choreographer, Benoit Richaud; Director of the Renowned Skyliners Synchronized Skating Organization, Josh Babb; Founder of Be Hummingbird, Yoga Specialist, and National Ice Dancer, Jamie Coffey; and internationally acclaimed movement specialist, Joanna Mendl Shaw. Our list is growing daily.
These off-ice classes will be held utilizing the Zoom platform on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 EST beginning July 20, with the final wrap-up class on Monday August 17th.
The cost for the complete series is $400.00 which includes 9 live virtual classes for a total of 18 hours of training. Skate 360 is limited to 20 participants and is designed for coaches and skaters who have a solid skating foundation and a passion to learn.
This IDI Virtual Intensive is endorsed by the PSA and participants can earn up to 18 PSA credits. Additional $54.00 fee applies for credits.
Series for Young Skaters
We will also run a once a week, hour-long series for young skaters who may not be geared toward this style of academic information, learning, and directed homework.. The one week younger series will cost $200.00 and will be on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 EST, July 23- August August 13th.
To register: email Douglas Webster at douglas@IceDanceInternational.org with a short description of the interested participant, skating/coaching level, and what you hope to take away from this Virtual Intensive.
Upon confirmation, checks can be mailed to:
Ice Dance International
PO Box 831
Kittery, ME 03904
We will not accept Venmo. Online payments will be accepted with added $12.00 paypal fees. The paypal feature is on our website: www.icedanceineternational.org
IDI is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts!
Our 2020 New England Tour is funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from the six New England state arts agencies.