Component Enhancement: Interpretation, Musicality and Movement
Club coach, Adam Blake, will be teaching a new on-ice class this fall designed to enhance skater’s component scores. It will be focused on interpretation, musicality and movement…and boosting the second mark. Yes! Adam will teach multiple techniques, including ways to enhance your upper body movements during step sequences, foster greater confidence in your performances, and always important, how to best engage the audience and the judges. Skating is a sport of technique and performance. Adam is talented, engaging and overflowing with energy and enthusiasm to help you create your best performance.
Adam joined The Skating Club of Boston as Artistic Director for Theatre On Ice of Boston for the 2016-2017 season as well as the Club coaching staff. Adam’s style of skating and choreography has been described as passionate, hard-hitting, and impactful. His proficient knowledge of trick skating maneuvers like cantilevers, boot slides, and backflips gives him a unique spin on traditional figure skating. Adam first started choreographing group productions at age 16. He then began to expand his knowledge of movement, learning all types of dance: hip hop, tap, street jazz, popping, locking, tutting, modern, contemporary, and swing. He toured for two years as a semi-principal skater with High School Musical the was promoted to Principal and Line Captain with Disney on Ice Presents: 100 Years of Magic. In 2011, Adam was the winner of the second Young Artists Showcase choreography competition. From there he was the assistant choreographer to Cindy Stuart for the two recent Disney on Ice shows. His most recent work includes choreography for the World Champion Kimmie Meissner, the Volkswagen Winter Spectaculars, Worlds Opening Ceremonies, Numerous USFS Champion Gala numbers, The 146 Edition of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the conception and production of his own company Ice Cold Combos.