Ice Skating with a Professional Figure Skater

Ice Skating with a Professional Figure Skater


Lithe skaters seem to effortlessly glide over the rinks while maintaining their poise, a marriage of art and athletics on ice. Skating can be a relaxing and an enjoyable pastime for young and old alike. It is freedom. It is exciting. It is an enjoyable way to get fit and have a lot of fun as well. Anyone at any age can enjoy figure skating. The benefits of ice skating are endless. Learning to ice skate with the proper basic instruction will provide you with a sporting activity that will be a part of you forever. Ice skating is a magical world.

Offered is a private, one-hour session with Taela Naomi, a competitive figure skater and professional dancer/choreographer. Instruction begins with an aerobic warm up including balance exercises and stretches to prep you for skating. This is followed by an on-ice lesson tailored specifically to your level and needs. Taela will collaborate with you to create a short skating program.

Taela incorporates her extensive dance technique and choreographic training into a unique training style at The Pond at Bryant Park (in winter) and at the Chelsea Piers rink (year round). Using dance as a foundation for skating, Taela's students gain a deeper body awareness, agility, balance, and artistic expression. Bring your favorite musical selection on a CD for your mini-performance! You will be guided through a tension releasing warm-down to conclude your session.

About Taela Naomi
She has been a successful competitive figure skater in both the Ice Skating Institute and the United States Figure Skating Association programs for many years. Taela now devotes her time to coaching, exhibitions, and a successful career in dance and musical theater. Currently appearing in New York with Naganuma Dance, she can also be found figure skating with the Ice Theater of New York, an organization dedicated to ice skating as a performing art. Taela has performed at several venues, including Rockefeller Center, the White Wave dance festival, and the Merce Cunningham studio. Her musical theater credits include Atlanta's Theater of the Stars production of Dreamgirls, starring Jennifer Holliday and Cindy Herron of En Vogue, and Florida Repertory Theater's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Taela received standing ovations from teary-eyed audiences attending her prize-winning premiere as a choreographer at Amherst College, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Theater & Dance. Taela continues to develop as an artist and dancer on the stage and on ice.

How It Works
Your recipient will receive an attractive "Experience Gift" Pack via FedEx 2nd Day Air, including a full description of the consultation and a Gift Card with simple instructions for booking the experience. (Personalize your gift at the check out page). Our service and support is dedicated to helping you give the perfect gift. Please call 1-800-581-7599 for special requests or to place your order by phone.

Ice Skating with a Professional Figure Skater
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