The Advanced skating workshops will get to the technical heart of your skating. Asha’s expert techniques allow you to progress through each skill step by step in a way that will allow first time learning and higher level polishing to take place in the same class. Advanced skills don’t get ‘learned’ in a day, they are a process of mixing specific body movements in a carefully planned order so that you increase your ability each time you practice correctly. You will have a logical ordering of exercises (for each skill) which will structure your practice to guarantee post-class improvement.
A typical Advanced Level Workshop will concentrate on the following techniques:
- Backwards crossovers
- Backwards crossunders
- Forward entry into backwards powerslide
- Backwards T stops (not the inverted one)
- Barrel rolls
- Backwards inverted mohawks
- Combinations of transitions
- Jumps, slides, tricks, pivots, spins
Each class the participants help choose the workshop topics. The class content will be a continuation of more advanced backwards skating, discovering where the ‘gaps’ are in your backwards skating repertoire (usually in the area of favouring one leg for weight bearing and edge control).
You need to be comfortable with general backwards skating and already be doing a transition. This is a workshop for those who feel their backwards skating is very one sided and who want to increase their skill set and begin to sequence backwards moves and transitions to create flowing, unique and impressive looking skating.
See an advanced workshop in action:
Here’s a video of Asha skating backwards in Amsterdam using many advanced level skills, particularly backwards crossovers and backwards crossunders, mohawks, backwards inverted mohawks, and three turns.
Cost : £40
Location: Gladstone Park, North London or The Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens
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