Back when I was planning my wedding, I had a very clear idea in my mind what I wanted my wedding dress to look like. White. Lacy overlay. Vintage looking. I tried on many dresses that day and left with something complete different. Spun Gold (so like think like sparkly cream). Taffeta. Princess looking. I wasn't upset. I was in love with my wedding dress. I still wish I could wear it again.
What does this have to do with skating, might you ask? Well probably since the day I emailed saying that I wanted to skate, I've been listening to songs for possible programs. I had like 7 or 8 ideas but many of them were ones that too fast or that I didn't want to waste on basic moves because the song was important to me. I have one already cut that I want to be able to spin and jump too so maybe I'll use it someday. I ended up settling on John Denver's Take Me Home Country Roads because I figured it was slow and the song was pretty. Those of you who know me well will also note that I HATE country music, but John Denver is a rare exception. The song was a bit on an inside joke too. So I figured that was what I would do. My friend suggested I ask my coach for suggestions and I'm so glad I did because she sent me ten choices and I was able to narrow it down to two myself before she helped me come to a conclusion. So without further ado...drumroll please...
|I feel like pictures don't do it justice|
My freeskate for 2020 and maybe longer is Lovely by Billie Eilish and Khalid. Now before you do this:
Second, this song is just heart wrenchingly beautiful. Like the lyrics are painful. Is it weird that I'm pumped to leave it all on the ice? (Hopefully not because I fell) Still have to decide the angle I want to use for a "story" or motivation but I hope that I am able to do it justice.
Let me explain. I picked this song from the choices I was given for several reasons. One, as a mainstream dancer my absolute favorite genre of dance was lyrical. It was all about dancing with feeling to the words of the song. I was often in featured in special numbers and it's the one type of dance from my old days that I still miss. It was definitely my wheelhouse.
|My favorite dance number of all nine years|
Now to find a dress.