Welcome to the party. It's a lot more interesting with the boot on the other foot isn't it? Didn't you get this kind of training at your school? I can't cram four + days worth of training into a post, aside from it being proprietary info. But at a general level it goes like this:
1 foot drills
2 foot drills
Turns to a stop
Boot, 1 foot and 2 foot drills are designed to develop balance, edging, rotary and pressure skills. The same or similar drills should be used when progressing from boot to 1 to 2. A pro may select from a variety of drills for each skill and should vary the duration, intensity and timing based on the skills of the group. A pro may choose a wedge based progression or a direct to parallel or a mixed approach depending on the skills of the group and the availability of terrain.
Here's an excerpt from one of clinic notes pages that you might find interesting:
|In the afternoon we hopped on some Elan 130 cm demo skis. These puppies have the same sidecut as the old SCX (clown feet) skis, but are just shorter so they don’t look as funny. Waterville Valley uses these skis in their Direct to Parallel lessons. Mick walked us through how they teach DTP. First, it only works for people in 130cm long skis or shorter. A new drill Rusty had not seen before was a one ski drill where you dragged the heel of the boot on the snow while turning with the ski on the outside foot. This seemed like it would promote weight in the back seat, but actually worked pretty good at promoting inside foot steering and driving the inside knee forward. The guts of the Waterville Valley DTP lesson involved a fan progression on two skis. You start the progression doing a shallow traverse, then step up the hill to stop (initiate the step with the uphill/inside ski). The second step is to shuffle the feet instead of stepping. Finally, turn the skis by tipping slightly instead of shuffling. This is unbelievably easy to do on the 130cm skis. The transition to linked turns is done with 1 or 2 steps to get started into the new direction, then tipping to finish the next turn.
Have you seen arcmeisters pathways to parallel? That might also be of interest to you (send PM to arcmeister).