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Magic of Style - 3 Volume DVD set

  • Ann-Margreth Frei Volume One DVD
  • Ann-Margreth Frei Magic of Style complete 3-volume DVD set
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VOLUME ONE: A good deal of emphasis is placed on sustained positions, for both strength and presentation and a section follows on skating beyond your comfort level. The last on-ice segment introduces more advanced work by showing stars as a preparation for moves such as Arabian cartwheels and butterflies. Off ice exercises take Frei and company into the mountains to repeat the arm movements against a gorgeous outdoor background.

The exercises are all well conceived and logically presented ­ following them should be no problem if Frei's training format is adhered to. The demonstration group shows a good range of skill levels and consists of four female skaters and two male skaters ranging in age, from about 9 to mid-teens. The sex of the skater is taken into account in the section on arm movement, and very nice contrasts are achieved by using the youngest and the oldest of the group, either boys or girls, to demonstrate age related differences in body movement.

VOLUME TWO: works on developing flexibility and strength for the skating athlete with 25 variations in spirals, extensions, butterflies, super split jump techniques, stretching and warm-up.

In Volume 2, Ann-Margreth once more makes a great case for the Magic of Style. The tape itself is the best example of what is required. The music is lovely and carefully chosen (the opinion of a small dog notwithstanding), and the clothes are well selected. Slow motion is very well used, and photographically it is as good as if not better than Volume 1. The approach to much of the material is quite scholarly, but never boring, and as she says, "learning never ends."

A new group of skaters demonstrate in Volume II, including a remarkable lady of 67, two young women of about 18, and a young man of about 12. As with the first volume, the selection of skaters makes for a strong identification on the part of viewers of a broad spectrum of ages and levels.

VOLUME THREE: Develop easy to intricate footwork-connecting steps and moves in the field. 120 exercises in this one!

Volume 3 of this series deals entirely with Moves in the Field, connecting steps and footwork. Because of the nature of the material, there is no off-ice work at all, but slow-motion views of maneuvers and close-up photography of the skaters feet are generously used. The Moves in the Field sections are excellent in themselves and comprehensive enough that they can be isolated as a separate training section.

It is a good idea to refer to Volume 1 and 2 for general information on warm-up and conditioning exercises because of the very large amount of material covered here.

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ORDER THIS COMPLETE 3-VOLUME DVD SET TODAY. Only $119.97 for what would cost thousands in lesson expense. If you are interested in only one volume of this set or the European PAL version, please contact us at info @ iceskatingworld.com.

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  1. What the coaches don't tell you . . . . 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2013

    Coaches work on technique, but not usually on style. These tapes will transform ANY skater at ANY level into a much more beautiful skater. Learn how to use your arms, head position, all in easy to remember format.

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