Last month Junior Ice Dance couple Sasha Fear and Jack Osman spent ten days in Oberstdorf, Germany attending the ISU International Ice Dance Seminar for Junior Ice Dance couples. The programme is designed to help develop skaters’ abilities in all areas, which helps with their overall on-ice performances.
Fear and Osman were among the British skaters who attended the seminar, which was open for Novice and Junior level skaters. Along with their coach Helen Prior they joined skaters from all over the world. Fear and Osman said;
“Our days were action-packed from morning until night. We had multiple on ice sessions per day covering things from basic turns and edges, to pattern dances and programme elements. We also had really fun sessions on challenging special skills.
“At the end of the camp, each group performed an on-ice exhibition as well as an off-ice performance with everyone in the camp.”
The skills honed at the seminar were not limited to on-ice elements. Fear and Osman also enjoyed a number of classes off the ice, including theatre, modern dance, ballet and ballroom dancing. They said;
“We were honoured to be working with top coaches from all over the world, many of whom were World Champions themselves. We are extremely thankful to NISA for providing us with this incredible experience and to the ISU for hosting such a well-planned and instructional camp.”
The couple will now be focussing on preparations for next season where they will continue to compete at Junior level.
Published: May 18th