The Tango Romantica is danced in a 4/4 Tango rhythm at a tempo of 28 four-beat measures per minute (112 beats per minute). It was invented by Ljudmila Pakhomova, Aleksandr Gorshkov (who skated this as an OSP dance in 1974, two years before becoming the first ever Olympic ice dance champions) and their coach Elena […]
Mary Campbell & Johnny Johns dancing the Quickstep at 1972 US Nationals.
Ann Millier and Harvey “Skip” Millier dancing the Quickstep at 1972 US Nationals, where they came 2nd. Apparently the Milliers skated the first themed (non-ballroom) routine: – see here
Ann Millier and Harvey “Skip” Millier dancing the Viennese Waltz at 1972 US Nationals, where they came 2nd. Apparently the Milliers skated the first themed (non-ballroom) routine: – see here
Colleen O’Connor and James Millns dancing the Starlight Waltz out in the open air, in the year they won Olympic Bronze medals, reciting the steps as they skate!
Eric van der Weyden and Eva Keats were British roller dance champions in the 1920s. They mixed roller and ice skating, and invented the Rocker Foxtrot, Keats Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz and Westminster Waltz in the 1930s. Eva Keats also coached figure skater Cecilia Colledge, who won multiple British and European Championships, the World Championship, and […]
This is the 1995 World Figure Skating Championships Original Dance performance by Susanna Rahkamo and Petri Kokko, which later was adapted to become the Finnstep.
News item about the debate whether to include the Finnstep as an official (and possibly the last ever) new dance http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080730&content_id=49784&vkey=ice_news
Helen Gage Moore, who invented the Cha Cha pre-bronze level dance, was a professional at the All Year Figure Skating Club in Los Angeles, along with Hubert Sprott. She was a charter member of the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club founded in 1933 (see here). She was one of the coaches for Diane Carol Sherbloom, […]
Hubert Sprott, inventor of the Swing Dance, was Gold medallist in the Canadian Fours Championship in 1930 and 1931, and silver medallist from 1933-1936. He was later a professional at the All Year Figure Skating Club, based at the Tropical Ice Gardens in Los Angeles.
George Muller (or Mueller or Georg Müller) invented the Dutch Waltz, Fiesta Tango, Ten-Fox and Willow Waltz, and is mentioned here and in this article). George Muller was one of the first coaches at the Skating Club of Boston and also coached at St Louis. A history of Boston Skating Club includes: From Skate Magazine […]