Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pictures of Dance Coach

So I took some pictures of Dance Coach over the last couple of years, and I'd like to share them. I became Dance Coach's student after I came back to skating after a year off the ice (broken ankle). So when I started again, I wasn't at all competent. I could stroke, and do baby crossovers, and had no power. Here's a picture of Dance Coach the first time he saw me skate:

OMG! That's not skating!
But after a while, after I applied myself seriously, I would occasionally get a smile. I treasure those moments.
You're improving every lesson.
That's not to say Dance Coach didn't have a sense of humor:
Lessons are a laugh a minute--now work on those 3 turns!
And when I showed even a tiny bit of improvement, he'd say:
Just to keep me practicing and coming back
 Then, one day, I started getting marginally competent. You know 'all smiles vanished' cause expectations went up. I was really skating!
Faster! More Power! More Extension! Better Posture!

And now, Dance Coach really smiles:

"Look at all that I taught you! You can skate now!"

Thanks to jjane for the idea.


  1. Ahhhhhhh love it!!! I always have a soft spot for Snape :)

  2. Severus Snape is amazing. Keep skating! Always