ESPN Playbook interviewed Dorothy Hamill!! In the new interview, Dorothy she tells them she’s very nervous and doesn’t think she will be very good at dancing, but, she’s looking forward to the learning from the best dancers. Below is more for how she’s feeling going into tonight. I think she’s going to surprise herself and be better than she thinks. We will soon see?
How are your emotions heading into Monday’s live show?
“I’m very nervous. I know a lot of people are thinking ice skating translates easily to dancing because skating is musical and seems very dance-like. But the movements are so different. I still have a ways to go. I’m getting frustrated during the learning process right now. I’m trying not to be too hard on myself. I just want to make sure I don’t injure my partner, Tristan MacManus!”
The perfectionist in you is coming through, right?
“It’s so frustrating. Tristan doesn’t appear to get frustrated but he knows I am. He has been so patient. What seems like a simple idea of taking a step forward isn’t as easy as you might think. I’m used to pushing and gliding on the ice and it doesn’t work the same way on the dance floor. It sounds like such an easy direction. I’ve been skating for, what, 50 years? You don’t unlearn things that quickly.”
“It’s a great challenge for me. The only thing I do know is ice skating. After 56 years, it’s great to have the opportunity to learn proper instructions in something else. I have this great opportunity to learn from amazing dancers. I know that it’s something that I won’t be great at. I just think it’s going to be a fun experience.”