Mills worked alongside Nicks before Ashely ever went to him. I wonder how he, Nicks, feels about this.
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So, do you think it takes 4 minutes to choreograph a 4 minute program? First there is the pre-work -- sorting through music and picking the right piece. Then you edit it down to the 4 minutes (or 2.5 or whatever). That is usually an evening minimum. Then you spend a minimum of a few hours on the ice with the skater for at least a few days but often a week and often longer than a few hours. Then there are tweaks throughout the season.
If you break it down to an hourly rate, it's very similar to what coaches make.
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As for Ashley, I think this may be good for her. When she moved to Nicks she really needed to learn to control her movements. To stop rushing and finish each move. I think she has learned that lesson and now is at the point where she looks too controlled, almost constrained to the point that it is negatively affecting her performance. A new choreographer who can use her lovely movement, but give her more freedom of movement, I think will help Ashley reach the next level artistically.
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But no seriously...anyone else think this is Ashley playing her cards right?
was mentioned the new one ?
I hope she will get a fresh style !
Ashley just posted this
Ashley Wagner @AshWagner2010 16m
To answer everyone's question, I simply wanted to try out a new choreographer and help my skating grow!
Based on Ashley tweet posted by inthemiddle above, it seems like Mills' ego couldn't handle that Ashley wanted to try out new choreographer? Or was the new choreographer giving Ashley advices on how she could've made her S&D program better, and Mills got a whiff of it? LOL
A lot of the choreography is generic and recycling seems to happen quite often. And,of course, we have the situation, highlighting this entire thread, of the skater not being satisfied and having to or choosing to alter the choreography.