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I can answer questions about figure skating, choreography, ISI or USFS. Also questions about competing (my Olympic experience or your own competition). I`m a National referre for ISI. Recently I also have been appointed a National Technical Specialist for US Figure Skating. But remember I am not your substitute for a coach! They can see what you are doing! To correct or instruct you on manuevers is really not what I want to do.

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Experience: World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist, coaching all levels of skaters at in California. I coach all levels and ages of skating from tiny tots to adults, first timers to International competitors. I also do choreography, music editing, teach specialty classes and give seminars.

Organizations: US Figure Skating, ISI, PSA, All Year Figure Skating Club

Publications: Recreational Ice Skater, The Edge

Awards: 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist, 1975 World Champion, 1976 European Champion, 6 time National Champion, US and Canadian Double Gold Medalist, 1999 ISI Great Skate Award, 2002 Woman of the Year


US Figure Skating category A certification

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Leslie02/25/14101010Kind and through
Cindy12/04/13101010Thank you, Dianne, for your prompt and .....
Amy10/27/13101010Thank you for your suggestions!Super helpful advice .....
Skater02/21/131010Thanks for all your help.
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Recent Answers from Dianne DeLeeuw

2014-08-22 figure skating beginner:

Wow, that is pretty amazing! I have never heard or seen anyone be able to do advanced moves like Flying CAmel in 4 lessons? So obviously you have a talent! But make sure you learn all the basics also.

2014-03-12 Olympics Ice Skating 2014:

1) How strenuous is practice for the Olympics? Your entire life is consumed by preparation.  2) How does pressure effect a performance? Everyone and every time is different.  3) What did you think of the

2014-02-07 competing:

Hi,  Most skaters don't watch the other skaters before them.  In fact you see them with a headset to block it out.  But when you step on the ice it is hard to ignore the roar of the crowd, announced scores

2013-12-02 Finding a Choreographer:

Hi,  Most choreographers would love this opportunity but it will be pricey! You will need to pay all expenses and their fees.  So look local.  Work with your coaches and find someone nearby.  Maybe even

2013-10-19 Funded by passion:

Sorry it has taken so long to answer (Regionals consumed me!)    Wow sounds like you are doing pretty good! If you are ready for the next step you must join a USFS club to test.  You could be an individual


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