Ok, if we want to skate casually, I can offer some tips:
Make sure your skis are really fast. Fishscales, residual kick wax etc. make it about impossible to learn to skate. Get real skate gear and give it the glide wax of the day.
Learn to skate slowly. It is easy to make skis skate by forcing them, but you won't last long. When I first tried to learn it I had to stop every kilometer. Try skating without poles, small steps, just letting them glide.
Don't feel you need to V-2 (one -skate in the Canadian language) up the hills like the top racers in the video. That takes some combination of great grooming, great balance or great conditioning.
In the early days of skating Torgny Mogren won the World Cup using the V-1 (offset) just about everywhere, and 80% of that off one side. Many skiers don't get beyond that phase and still get around pretty well. Learn a few strides well enough to have fun first, then worry about all the refinements.
<Tongue in cheek> Bike racers in particular seem to squat on their strong thighs. I guess that is what comes naturally to them, but geez, have some sympathy. It is painful to see the trails covered with squatting skaters, emblazoned with their bike sponsors clothing. You guys need to study the videos b31 put up, and get the hips up and forward.