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PDP SK 100: Basic Skating
Basic forward and backward skating, balance and control, all stops, turning forward to backward, and crossovers. Must have your own skates.
PDP SK 103: Figure Skating
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP SK 101.
Develop turns and edge sequences and learn half rotation jumps, one and two foot spins, and pivots. Gain control, balance, and power.
PDP SK 200: Intermediate Skating
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP SK 100 or PDP SK 101 or PDP SK 102.
Includes stroking, edges, footwork, and turns.
PDP SK 202: Skating Edge Skills
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP SK 100 or PDP SK 101 or PDP SK 102 or PDP SK 103.
This course is offered to students with a background in hockey as well as figure skating. Students will learn the correct lean of the blade and posturing for greater mobility and speed. Skills will include exercises that will create a stronger understanding of the importance of blade manipulation to control their edges from start to finish with good balance and execution.
PDP SK 203: Figure Skating, Intermediate
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP SK 103.
Coaching and practice on single and double rotation jumps, spins (including combination and change of foot), and moves in the field.
PDP SK 302: Artistic Skating
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP SK 200 or PDP SK 201 or PDP SK 202.
This course is designed to introduce skaters to musical interpretation through artistic/dance movement on ice. The skaters will be led through skills allowing for smooth movement across the ice in relation to the theme of the music selected for each class. The skating movements will help the student to explore body line and awareness.
PDP SK 303: Figure Skating, Competitive
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP SK 203.
This class is structured toward competitive skaters and those currently on the Boston University figure skating team. Skaters will work on both short and long programs for collegiate competition, footwork for synchronized team skating, and dance. Skaters will have an opportunity to run through their programs during this time and work on their jumps and spins.