2024 Solo Dance Camp by Bella Danic – Ice-dance.com


Solo Dance Camp Arrival Day – February 16, 2024


I’m so excited that Solo Dance Camp 2024 is lastly right here! My identify is Bella Danic and I will likely be competing in Novice Mixed, Silver Patterns and Silver Shadow this yr. That is my first yr competing Shadow. I’m very excited and have had some a lot enjoyable working with my associate and studying our shadow program. My Shadow Companion is Maggie Letcher. She represents the Better Kalamazoo Skating Affiliation. I lately modified my residence membership to All Yr Determine Skating Membership. Our Head Coach is Dean Copely of The Solo Dance Benefit.


I had a lot enjoyable at Solo Dance Finals in Chicago final yr. It motivated me to work so onerous since September to prepare for the 2024 Season. I had a lot enjoyable at my first Camp final yr and I actually didn’t know anybody. I’ve met so many Solo Dancers this yr! I’m excited to really sit and have lunch with individuals I do know this yr.


One of many periods I actually liked final yr was having a one on one free dance off ice lesson with Randy Sturdy. She just isn’t right here this yr, however Kyle Stevenson is that this yr’s Camp Dance Teacher. He will likely be teaching us in off ice dance and in addition providing one on one classes. I had one right now with him and wow! He’s completely superb!!!! He helped my free dance in so some ways! He was a lot enjoyable to work with and so extremely educated and made such a distinction! I’m so glad I acquired the chance to work with him!


I’m very excited for tomorrow and so joyful our journey from Detroit to Dallas went so easily! Excited to start out the Season! We’re just some weeks away from our first competitions!

~ Bella

Solo Dance Camp Day 1 – February 17, 2024


It’s the primary day of camp I’m so excited! Right now was a really early morning. We needed to rise up tremendous early and get on the ice by seven for spins. It was very informative. We discovered loads of new details about what we’ve got to do for this yr to get our ranges referred to as.

After spins, we headed upstairs for a dance class with Kyle Stevenson. I used to be excited having had a brilliant enjoyable one on one with him yesterday and was trying ahead to having a bunch class right now. The category was superior! We did a up to date dance routine and acquired to specific ourselves in a brand new means. All of us liked it! All of us may have saved going rather a lot longer.


We had a 20 minute break after our dance class so a bunch of us determined to observe the Intermediate spins lesson. Quickly after it was time for off ice stroking with Igor. Off ice stroking is actually onerous as a result of it’s important to stability simply on 1 foot and maintain your leg up. Off Ice stroking may be very tiring!


After stroking we had a really thrilling assembly in regards to the new alternatives competing Internationally in Solo Dance. We acquired to study worldwide solo dance and the way it is going to be open to anybody that desires to compete in different nations. It is going to open to anybody, there isn’t a small group of people who find themselves chosen, anybody can do it. I’m very enthusiastic about this new alternative. I like to journey!


Then it was time for lunch. We had a really good number of meals decisions for all.  Thanks to all the folks that made it doable. We had an extended break earlier than our subsequent occasion so I went buying with my good friend Maggie to Goal and T.J. Maxx. We discovered some clothes we had my mother textual content to Coach Dean as doable shadow clothes. Lol! Disney Princesses…. The rink and resort location is so good with so many shops and eating places proper right here. After we went again to the resort room to calm down.


After our chill break we headed to an one other class about Competitors Officers with Carol. This was tremendous useful for me. We went over details about what officers do. Then we had one other fast break and I simply chilled with my dad and mom within the resort room. 


Then we had our remaining occasion of the day and went to the group rink to skate with Joel Expensive. The category was referred to as Ice Groves! We skated to the brand new Beyoncé track and we did a choreographed hoe down on the ice!!! It was a lot enjoyable! That was an superior finish to the day! All of us liked it! After that, I acquired prepared for dinner and went with my good friend Lila from Florida to dinner. She is competing in Juvenile this yr. We acquired some ice cream after which was superb after which headed again to the resort for mattress. I had the very best time at Solo Dance Camp right now. Grateful for this chance to attend!


Solo Dance Camp Day 2 – February 18, 2024


Right now was the second day of camp. We solely had little breaks right now in contrast to yesterday and it was jam full of a number of enjoyable courses. To begin we had an on ice class on our Mixed occasion sample dance for this yr. The sample dance this yr for novice is the Starlight Waltz. Within the class, we discovered extra methods to do our key factors and tips on how to get them referred to as.


At Camp, you’re divided in teams by your mixed occasion degree. So that you go to your entire courses and clinics together with your identical group. Mine is Novice. After a brief break we went to our subsequent class which was a dance class with Kyle. We discovered a brand new routine which was up to date and lyrical. We acquired to specific ourselves in a brand new means from what we did yesterday.


Subsequent we headed downstairs to the assembly room to speak about edge parts. Then after that we went to a guidelines replace assembly. There have been some modifications within the guidelines this yr so it was good to get a refresher. After that we headed to lunch and it was excellent. Whereas consuming lunch we watched the intermediate group skate their Choreo parts. That was enjoyable! We headed downstairs to get again on the ice to point out our novice Choreo parts. I acquired a thumbs up and a few good feedback by the judges. I’m actually enthusiastic about my free dance this yr.


Afterwards we had somewhat break after which had group photos with the entire camp. The photographs turned out group! I really like the purple shirt this yr. Proper after we had conditioning with Igor. It was a troublesome work out, however actually enjoyable! I used to be invited to dinner by Nika Peterson. She skates out of Virginia. She has additionally been spending a while at my rink in Canton Michigan. I used to be joyful to spend a while together with her and get to know some extra dancers from the East Coast. I had a lot enjoyable attending to know all the new individuals at dinner. Then I went again to my resort, chilled after which went to mattress. Right now glided by so quick!

~ Bella


Solo Dance Camp Day 3 – February 19, 2024


Right now was the final day of camp! I had my one on one this morning. Your one on one is together with your coach and in addition with a decide or technical specialist. I acquired up very early and acquired prepared. I arrived to the rink 25 minutes early to heat up. I listened to my favourite songs to heat up. I all the time do that. It get my mind within the zone. After my heat up I acquired on my skates and acquired on the ice for my one on one.


After some warming up with my Coach Dean, it’s kinda like a contest 5 minute heat up earlier than you begin. Every skater will get their music performed and persons are supposed to offer them the correct of means and keep out of their means. I carried out my free dance and after I acquired loads of good ideas and discovered some new methods to do issues. I additionally confirmed the decide my patterns and acquired some nice suggestions on these too. This is without doubt one of the most essential components of coming to camp for my part. It’s such good suggestions on what I’m doing nicely and what wants work. It’s an effective way to start out the Solo Dance Season.


After my one on one I rapidly acquired my skates off to run to the airport to go residence to Michigan. We had an early flight at 11. Subsequent yr we’ll keep in a while Monday! We made our flight however Chick-Fil-A didn’t have lunch but so I used to be upset. The flight was very easy and I watched Barbie on the aircraft and chilled. As soon as I acquired residence I labored on some homework and ready for an additional week of college and skating.


I’m very excited for the brand new Solo Dance Season! I can’t wait to compete on the 2024 Howard E. Van Camp Invitational in March to start out my Season. I’m so grateful for attending the camp this yr. My dad and mom mentioned the dad and mom conferences have been very informative and useful. I discovered a lot and had a lot enjoyable! I made some new associates as nicely! Thanks to everybody who made this camp doable. I had a blast!


Thanks Ice-Dance.com for having me weblog about my expertise at Solo Dance Camp 2024 and the Dallas Determine Skating Membership for internet hosting!


~ Bella


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