November 7, 2017
On-Demand Webinar - Composition
8:00pm EST | 7:00pm CST | 6:00pm MT | 5:00pm PST
PSA and U.S. Figure Skating are pleased to announce the Program Component Competitive Series, a coach-focused webinar series, covering the criteria for each of the five IJS Program Components.

This 4th installment of our 5 Webinar series, “Composition” will cover the 6 criterion used to evaluate composition as a Program Component. Additionally, we will explore ideas on how to translate these criterion into tangible instruction and examine several examples that express the key concepts.
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  • Interpretation
  • Performance
  • Skating Skills

On-Demand Webinar - Composition
November 7, 2017
8:00pm EST | 7:00pm CST | 6:00pm MT | 5:00pm PST

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PSA and U.S. Figure Skating are pleased to announce the Program Component Competitive Series, a coach-focused webinar series, covering the criteria for each of the five IJS Program Components.

This 4th installment of our 5 Webinar series, “Composition” will cover the 6 criterion used to evaluate composition as a Program Component. Additionally, we will explore ideas on how to translate these criterion into tangible instruction and examine several examples that express the key concepts.

The Composition Webinar will be hosted by Cindy Stuart and Gale Tanger.

Cindy Stuart is a prominent force in choreography for figure skating both in the professional and amateur ranks. For the last 12 years she has choreographed countless productions for Disney On Ice. Cindy continues to travel among the nine Disney On Ice units touring the world to work and develop the talent that is constantly evolving in each company. Cindy brings that performance quality to the competitive and gala programs she designs for national, world, and Olympic competitors. Clients include Richard Dornbush, Marai Nagasu, Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim, Gracie Gold, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, Adam Rippon, and Mariah Bell. Cindy is a five-time PSA Choreographer of the Year nominee culminating in a win in 2016. Additionally, she was nominated for the 2016 PSA Sonia Henie award.

Gale Tanger is a past ISU Championship Referee, Judge, Technical Controller, and Official’s Assessment Commission for Singles, Pairs, and Synchronized Skating. She has also served on the Grand Prix Commission and served as an ISU Moderator. Gale was also one of the authors the ISU Component Criteria and support material. She continues as a National Referee, Judge, and Technical Controller and continues her seminar work in the U.S. She presently serves U.S. Figure Skating on the U.S. Hall of Fame Committee, Selections, Memorial Fund, International Officials, Singles, Synchronized, and Technical Panel Committees. Gale is the recipient of the ISU Gold Award of Merit, and is a three-time recipient of the PSA Distinguished Official Award.  She recently authored the PSA “Advance Applications of the Program Components” CER IJS 400. Gale graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and has had a long career in dance education, choreography, and television.

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Webinar #3 - Interpretation
October 10, 2017

An on-demand encore presentation of the Program Component Competitive Webinar Series - #3 Interpretation. Recorded on October 10, 2017.


PSA and U.S. Figure Skating are pleased to announce the Program Component Competitive Series, a coach-focused webinar series, covering the criteria for each of the five IJS Program Components.

“Interpretation,” our 3rd installment of this 5-part webinar series, will cover the criterion used to evaluate “Interpretation” as a Program Component. We will explore ideas on how to translate these criterion into tangible instruction and examine several examples that express the key concepts.

The Interpretation Webinar will be hosted by: 

• Shawn Rettstatt. Shawn is an elected member of the International Skating Union (ISU) Ice Dance Technical Committee. He is an ISU Championship Dance Judge, ISU Dance Referee, ISU Dance Technical Controller, and U.S. National Dance Judge, Referee, Technical Controller, and Technical Specialist. Shawn is also a national Judge for Singles and Pairs and currently serves on U.S. Figure Skating Dance Committee, Athlete Development Committee and International Committee.

• Joe Inman. Joe is a former ISU Championship Judge, Technical Controller, Referee, U.S. National Judge, Olympic Judge, and on the OAC (Official Assessment Committee) in singles and pairs. Joe has a Bachelors and Masters Music Degree in Percussion and Piano and is a Professional Pianist, having played for the State Department, Congress and the White House Tea for First Ladies. Joe helped develop and co-authored the five IJS Component Criteria and has delivered 15 seminars as moderator for the ISU.

• Doug Webster. Douglas Webster is the Founding Artistic Director of Ice Dance International. In the past few years, Douglas has served as the Creative Director of the television show “Shall We Dance on Ice,” Artistic Director of Ice Theatre of New York, staff for U.S. Figure Skating’s Dance Camp and Components Camp, staff for Grassroots to Champions, and was nominated for both the PSA Gustave Lussi Award and F. Ritter Shumway Award. Douglas studied acting at the William Esper Studios in NYC and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a degree in English Literature.

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On-Demand Webinar #2 - Performance
September 5, 2017

PSA and U.S. Figure Skating are pleased to announce the Program Component Competitive Series, a coach-focused webinar series, covering the criteria for each of the five IJS Program Components.

This 2nd installment of our 5 webinar series, “Performance”, will cover the 6 criterion used to evaluate performance as a Program Component.

Additionally, we will explore ideas on how to translate these criterion into tangible instruction and examine several examples that express the key concepts.

Additionally, a short recap of the Program Component rule revision that was presented in Webinar #1, will be presented.

The Performance Webinar will be hosted by:
• Jenny Mast. ISU Championship dance judge and referee Ice Dance ISU Program Components Moderator and 2018 Olympic Winter Games team manager/technical advisor for Ice Dance

• Tanith Belbin White. Olympic silver medalist, 4-time World medalist, 5-time U.S. Champion.
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On-Demand Webinar #1 - Skating Skills
August 1, 2017


PSA and U.S. Figure Skating are pleased to announce the Program Component Competitive Series, a coach-focused webinar series, covering the criteria for each of the five IJS Program Components.

The first seminar launches August 1st and will cover Skating Skills, the six related criteria, goals, common errors, and practical application.
Additionally, the new PCS Rule Revision for Novice and below will be covered and more fully explained as part of the webinar launch.

The Skating Skills Webinar will be hosted by:
• Stefanie Mathewson, Chair of Athlete Development Committee
• Alex Chang, Vice Chair of Athlete Development Committee, Singles
• Christine Fowler Binder, PSA President

Best of all, the first webinar in the series is FREE!

Register now to reserve your seat.

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