looking for: Ice dance tapes including the CDs
13 year old took up ice dancing with partner same age-Canada. Apparently she's pretty good says coaches. (though she loves freeskate too-ouch goes our wallet) Coaches, who trained in Europe and competed at worlds themselves 4 times suggested she watch some older dance-especially compulsaries from the past as figures were still done-ergo, their edges are supposedly better than now...they don't really have tapes of their own that are in good enough quality for her to watch without wrecking them after years....and besides, we'd like some anyway.....also wondering about Lake placid ice dance tapes....especially since our daughter really only ever watched Bourne/Kratz, Dubreil/Lauzon, Annisinna/Peizerat, Wing/Lowe...ocassional Usova/Zhulin but doesn't remember much so we're wanting some variety here-old is just fine-she's seen Torvill/Dean clips and we're just wanting some more stuff in general-DVD is better, but tape will work.
Wicked Yankee Girl
fsvids thread on compulsory dances
The main forum page is Figure Skating Videos Forum
A number of the posters on fsvids are very, very fond of compulsory dances. The 1984 Torvill and Dean compulsories were just posted in the compulsory dance thread. Yousendit links only last for one week, but they are still active.
You just click on a link and it will download. If you have a reasonably new computer with XP, most of the files will play simply by clicking on them.
If you post a request for old ice dance compulsories in the thread, there are a number of vid collectors that will post. Heck, I'll post some myself!
I know that Pakhmova/Gorshkov, Moiseeva/Minenkov, Torvill/Dean, Klimova/Ponamarenko, Bestiamanova/Bukin, Blumberg/Siebert, and many other couples back till the 1970's are available, although you may have to wait a bit--right now everyone is uploading and downloading vids from Skate America and Skate Canada, mostly recorded from the Chinese TV on line feeds.
Compulsory dances were competed at the Lake Placid Open this year, and compulsory from junior skaters were posted there. This might be useful to her as well to check out how the competition is doing.
Good luck to you and your daughter!
The links expire. And the board lives from the people who repost. If you like it that much, try to contribute......
Originally Posted by litigator
Wicked Yankee Girl
litigator, just in case you didn't get the T&D CD'S from 1984:
Westminster Waltz T&D
T&D Paso Doble CD
T&D Rhumba CD
If you have any problems downloading (or posting), please ask. People will definitely help.