A shorter lesson today due to the relay lessons. I learn best when I go with my 8 year old's class, instruction is basic and clear and starts from the most simple place. Beginner. I learned how to stride with my arms and keep a lose grip on the poles, swinging back and forth, as if ice skating. (Or, at least, the way that I end up ice skating.)
The perfect glide came naturally, after moving my arms in those long, sweeping motions. I could have skied all afternoon!