I too am an ice dancer (gold level) and a former pair skater (bronze level). I have also been known to do a lot of ballroom dance. I actually think that the translation works better from the dance floor to the ice than the other way around. BTW - I was a ballroom dancer before I learned to skate (although at this point I have spent way more time on the ice than I have on the dance floor), so I am probably biased.Originally Posted by Beej;2889520;
I think that Kristi's pair skating background will really come into play later in the competition when the freestyle dances start. I definitely think she'll make it that far. She'll probably be better in the lifts than a lot of the pros. My pair skating background has been fantastic for teaching the kids at my daughter's dance studio how to do freestyle dance moves.