Tag Archives: Dance

How Figure Skating Lost Its Way…

Figure skating was a gentleman’s pastime of drawing diagrams on the ice with skates when American ballet dancer Jackson Haines started performing his art on skates. His creation was called: “free skating” and added to the sport so as competition … Continue reading

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2013 World Figure Skating Championships (That You Didn’t Hear About)

Did you know that the World Figure Skating Championships just finished, in Canada? Maybe not, since American TV mostly ignored the event. So did the sports sections of newspapers. For much of the media, the sport is now nonexistent. That’s … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis, Figure Skating?

Figure skating sits in an odd sort of place, halfway between the New York City Ballet and Congress. The acknowledged ‘father’ of modern competitive skating, Jackson Haines, was an American ballet dancer who added music and ballet moves to his … Continue reading

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