Sergei Dudakov: “Everyone is jumping. But the one who gets more pluses for each element and has balanced program wins. Everything matters: style, dress, hairstyle, makeup, every detail.”
Sergei Dudakov talked about the new programs of junior skaters from the Tutberidze group.
“Alisa Dvoeglazova missed a significant part of the season due to injury, so the programs remained unchanged. The short program is set to ‘Hymne a l’amour’, and the free program is based on music from the movie ‘La La Land’. They are good programs.
Margarita Bazyluk has two new programs. The short program is based on music from the movie ‘Maleficent’, and the free program is from the musical ‘Les Misérables’.
We are working to improve the skater’s artistic abilities, so that her skating, movements, and poses all look beautiful. This is not a quick process. These qualities, skills, and understanding need to be developed, refined, and worked on.
Today’s figure skating programs are versatile. It’s not just about jumps. You need to know how to skate, skate beautifully, and perform elegant spins and elements. Those who can combine all of this will be the leaders.
Everyone is jumping. But the winner is the one who gets more pluses for each element. In other words, the one who executes all the elements more skillfully. That’s why the program must be balanced.
Figure skating has reached a level where everything matters. The image that suits the athlete, the dress, the hairstyle, the makeup, every detail… Everything matters. Everything that falls under the concept of a ‘cohesive image’,” said the coach.