Summer Group Lessons
Levels: Beginner through Delta
Dates: Sundays, August 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 3:15 – 3:45 pm
Location: New Ulm Civic Center
Cost: $44
Sign-up: Sign-up Now page
  • Yoga/Stretching For Dancers/Figure Skaters
    Offered through New Ulm Park and Rec
    Instructor: Emma Backes
    Whole Session: Wednesday’s,  July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, & 24th  OR per Class. Session Fee total is $51    Per Class: $13
    5:00pm-5:40pm.
    Outside at the Civic Center  
    Emma Backes is a registered dietician, has a degree in exercise science and is a figure skating coach. She will teach these yoga/stretching classes geared to figure skaters and dancers of all ages! Emma will also incorporate dietetics talk to encourage a healthy lifestyle for these active athletes. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

    Fall Group Lessons/Classes will begin September 17, 2022.

    Class and Sign-Up information will be coming out in July.

    Class / Lesson Descriptions

    Tot 1 - Beginner 1Tot 2 - Beginner 1
    Beginner 1

    Beginner 1 is a combination of ISI Tot 1 & Tot 2 covering the proper way to fall, proper way to get up, marching in standing position, marching while moving, two foot jump in place, forward swizzle standing still, single swizzle, beginning two-foot glide.  There is no membership requirement for this class. After successful completion of this level, the skater will be instructed to sign up for Beginner 2. There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class for those skaters taking the class in Fall.



    Beginner 2
    Beginner 2 is a combination of ISI Tot 3 & Tot 4 covering push and glide stroking, dip, forward swizzle, T-position and push (right and left), backward swizzle, two-foot or one-foot snowplow stop, backward wiggle. There is no membership requirement for this class. After successful completion of this level, the skater will be instructed to sign up for Pre-Alpha. There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class for those skaters taking the class in Fall.


    Pre-Alpha patch
    Pre-Alpha

    PreAlpha covers the two-foot glide, one-foot glide (right and left), foward swizzle, backward wiggle, and backward swizzle. Videos demonstrating the moves are available on ISI’s website. There is no NUFSC membership requirement for this class but skaters are required to sign up for ISI membership. After successful completion of this level, the skater will be instructed to sign up for Alpha. There will be an optional ice show number associated with this class for those skaters taking the class in Fall.


    Alpha patch Beta patch Gamma patch Delta patch FS1 patch throughFS10 patch

    Alpha through Freestyle Levels
    Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, FS1, FS2, FS3, FS4, FS5, FS6, FS7, FS8, FS9, and FS10 requirements along with video demonstrations are available on ISI’s web site. All classes in these levels require NUFSC and ISI memberships. There will be an optional ice show number associated with each of these classes for those skaters taking the class in Fall.


    Intro to Precision
    For skaters in Alpha and up focusing on techniques used in precision and synchro teams.


    Intro to Power
    For skaters in Alpha through FS2 focusing on gaining power and speed in their skating.


    Intro to Rhythmic
    For skaters in FS 2-4 who would like to learn or improve their ability to skate fluently and creatively with rhythmic props such as ribbons, hoops, and balls.


    Intro to MFA
    Moves, Footwork, and Artistry for skaters in FS1 through FS4 focusing on edgework, movement, and basics of turns.


    Power
    For skaters in FS3 and up who would like to improve their edge use, power, and stamina.


    MFA
    Moves, Footwork, and Artistry for skaters in FS5 and up focusing on edgework, movement, and turns.


    Interpretive
    Interpretive is a fun event at ISI competitions to showcase a skater’s ability to interpret music and to think while skating. This class will focus on elements of choreography, creativity, artistic impression, and music interpretation. For skaters in FS2 and above.


    Rhythmic and Dance Step
    For skaters in FS5 and up who would like to improve their ability to skate fluently and creatively with rhythmic props such as ribbons, hoops, and balls. This class will also cover instruction on the difficult ISI Dance Steps of FS5 and above.

    Theater Production Team
    The group will use music along with elaborate costumes and props to enhance a theme while creating an entertaining performance. Skaters from all levels can participate in this event. Coaches will determine all parts. This group will perform in the ice show, in the NUFSC fall competition and possibly another regional competition. There may be costume and prop expenses.

    2022-2023 theme is:

    Winnie the Pooh