Is Performing on Ice the Same as Theatre?

Christina and Mark Performing to Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" (Photo by David Paterson)

Christina and Mark Performing to Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" (Photo by David Paterson)

People go to the theatre to see a play to be entertained. It may be a love of the arts or maybe a relaxing night out that inspires a trip to the theatre. There are many reasons to attend the theatre.

People also go to an on-ice performance to be entertained. Again it could be a relaxing night out or love of on-ice performances. However, it could be a love of sports as well that inspires a trip to an ice event.

I’ve performed both on the stage and on the ice. I was first an on-ice performer, and that made performing on stage an easy transition and very enjoyable, too. 

Here are 5 similarities that performing on the ice and performing on the stage have in common.

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March 10, 2011

Ballet on Ice

Christina and Mark (Photo by David Paterson)

Christina and Mark (Photo by David Paterson)

Do you love ice skating? Do you love ballet? Do you love dance? If you answered yes to one or more of those three questions, Ballet On Ice is the class for you! Ballet is required for most of the top skaters in the world. Russian skaters take ballet lessons from an extremely young age. Male and female skaters of all ages train in ballet to improve their skating.

If you are not training in ballet and different styles of dance for your skating, you may want to seriously consider it. I believe ballet is the basis for all dance. In a way, you could almost say it is the basis for all movement. Ice skaters require grace, fluidity, artistry, passion, and originality. The class Ballet On Ice will develop those aspects of your skating!

Ballet On Ice is: 

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March 4, 2011