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Gloria Young

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General Info

NameGloria Young
Telephone #(302)983-7487
Date of Birth 9/17/2001
LocationAston, PA, United States
CitizenshipUnited States
CoachYovanny Durango, Damian Dodge
Will relocate?undecided
Wants to compete...

Dance at the level(s):

Physical Info

Height5'2"  /  157 cm
Weight110 lbs  /  49 kg
Eye ColorHazel Brown
Hair ColorMedium Brown
Jump DirectionCounter-clockwise

Compulsory DanceSilver + 1 PreGold
Free DancePartnered Novice
Moves In the FieldJunior
Competitive History

CompetitionLevel & CategoryPlacement
2015 Lake Placid Ice Dance ChampionshipsPre-Bronze Solo Pattern1 /
2015 National Solo Dance Finals - Pewter MedalistPre-Bronze Solo Pattern4 / 19
2016 Skate WilmingtonOpen Rocker Foxtrot1 /
2016 Lake Placid Ice Dance ChampionshipsOpen Rocker Foxtrot2 /
2016 Lake Placid Ice Dance ChampionshipsOpen Blues3 /
Short Answers
Q: What are your skating goals, both short-term and long-term?
My short-term goals are to test all of my Pre-Gold pattern dances along with perfecting the pattern dances for this upcoming season. My long-term goals are to find a partner who has the drive and the commitment to become a formidable and steadfast team ice dancing within the Team USA envelope for many years to come.
Q: What qualities do you possess that would make you a good partner?
I respect and listen the the direction of my coaches. I love ice dancing; I am dedicated and work very hard to be successful. I have a great musicality and can adapt my feel of the music to whatever style is needed. I strive to have strong deep edgework and great unison on the ice. Playing musical instruments gives me the edge to easily find the beat and stay on the beat. I bring a sophisticated elegance and a strong sense of maturity on and off ice that is necessary to train and compete at the highest levels of ice dance. Repetition does not bother me in the least , and I enjoy learning challenging lifts. I train 20 hours a week on ice and train five days a week at the gym focusing on core, strength, agility and speed . I love taking aerial yoga classes each week and continue to take ballroom, ballet and movement classes that enhance my on-ice training.
Extra comments:
I presently train weekdays alongside Senior National and International ice dancers at a four rink facility with substantial ice dedicated to high level dancers. I am inspired watching them and skating alongside them. That positive and creative environment brings out the best of my abilities when skating. For the past two years I have been training with a Senior level ice dancer testing partnered free dances through Novice, testing patterns and learning lifts while perfecting partnering skills. I can make an immediate and seamless transition to start competitive training with a partner. I am an online-school junior and an honor roll student. With my extensive schedule between school and training, I bring the needed time management skills to accomodate both successfully.