Roller Dance/Artistic Training
The following sessions will be held:
Tuesday – Arena – 6pm – 7pm
This session is for our beginner dancers to learn the basic skills of dance and to gain confidence in their skating
Tuesday – Arena – 7pm – 8pm
This session is for senior skaters only. Elementary standard and above
Saturday – Arena – 8.30am – 9.00am Learn to Skate
Saturday – Arena – 9.00am – 10.00am – beginner dancers
This session is open to all skaters grade 4 and above
Friday Night – Club/Social Night
Every week we offer an opportunity to members to come to the Bay Sports Arena, Herne Bay to skate on a Friday evening from 7pm to 9pm.
Due to such a wide range in ages of membership (under 5’s to 45 years and above) we split the session into two hours.
The first hour offers general skating encouraging members to relax and chat, gives skaters the time to play and let off steam.
To encourage all of our members and guests to come together we hold a small raffle between the two hour sessions.
The second hour transforms into a Roller Disco which is very popular with the younger members.
Artistic Roller Skating
Artistic Roller Skating is a sport similar to figure skating on ice. Artistic Roller skaters use either quads or inline skates. Generally quad and inline skaters compete in separate events and not against each other.
Within Artistic Roller Skating there are several disciplines:
- Figure Skating Skaters skate around a series of circles drawn on the
skating surface showing control and accuracy
- Dance Skaters either solo or a team of two or three dance
with standardised choreography to music known as
There are 3 main sub disciplines – compulsory dances, original dance and free dance.
Compulsory dances contain prescribed compulsory dances and steps that must be performed according to the number of beats per step and the pattern of the dance.
They are judged on their adherence to the choreography, skill and style. Skaters are judged by the accuracy of the steps that they skate when performing a particular dance.
Original Dance consists of a dance constructed from a choice of rhythms that are either chosen or set for a competition. Eg Paso Doble, Waltz, Jive
Free Dance is constructed using dance steps, turns intricate steps and basic free skating elements to a skaters own choice of music. Vocals are allowed in this category.
In addition skaters must carry themselves in an elegant manner whilst paying careful attention to the rhythm and the music.
Dance skating can also be skated in a couple.
- Freestyle An individual event where creativity is emphasised.
This discipline includes jumps, spins and choreographed movements to music.
- Precision Teams A team of skaters (usually multiples of 4) creating
patterns and movements to music. Elements include skating in lines, boxes, circles. The team is judged on its choreography and the ability to skate precisely. These routines are usually very fast.