Thank you both! This is a collection advice that will very much help me get started!
One more question - what constitutes a creative spin? I’ve been doing mostly compulsory dances for many years and haven’t been keeping up my spins - so they’re going to take some work.
Oh - and yes - testing. I have found the 1 hour 15 session I am doing is too long to just work on my 2 dances and go through the elements I can still do in free skate!