Russian Nationals, Original Dance report
Haven't seen them, was watching Russian callers debating levels for the Men SP
SBS simple but good Tw
CoSp, both sit / she sit he upright
SlLi, he in spreadeagle, she is in b-t-h (since nearly every team has this combination, it would henceworth be called "standard")
RoLi, 3 rotations
DiSt, he stumbled
Costume black and neon green, pants for both, is it allowed?
DiSt, nice character
CoSp, she Y / both sit
SlLi, "not touching" from Denkova&Staviisky FD
RoLi, one hand from Chait&Sakhnovsky Paganini FD
SBS, slow, he fell out from Tw
Very good choreography and style
SBS simple, slow, out of synch
RoLi, struggling to keep rotation going
DiSt, slow, simple
CoSp, both sit, sort of fell out / she in half B.
They are outclassed here, I wonder what they are doing at Nationals.
Fell on the opening steps and did not recover until SBS
SBS, slow, balance checks in the first half
RoLi, one hand rather ugly position
Overall it was slow and uninspired
Last year FD costumes
SBS good, nice tempo, good Tw
CoSp, both sit / she sit, he upright
SiSt, missed handholds in the end
They had very good start (they generally do Latin well), but did not keep the character towards the end
Start directly with SBS, out of unison
fall on conecting steps
DiSt, nice edgework, but slow and far apart
CoSp, she in B. / she in camel
RoLi, like N&K's OD
I did not like it, the character was lacking
SBS slow, good one foot sections
RoLi, changes of position
DiSt, missed hold
Nice character in some places, but did not keep it throughout
CoSp, both sit / both sit
SlLi a-la Delobel/Schoenfelder's OD last year with her upside down
I thought they would do better Latin, this dance was technically good, but not very expressive
CoSp, she in b-t-h/both bit
DiSt, Tw out of unison
SlLi with her in donut
SBS, Tw out of unison
RoLi, one hand, she in donut
Expressive and fast, nice character and good choreography
SBS, slow and soft, great edgework, but as a result it is only nominally straightline, because they travel in bold curves
CuLi, her "unassisted"
CoSp, both sit / she in b-t-h
DiSt, missed couples of holds, one in the beginning, one at the end
CuLi, "standard", from long setup
RoLi, she in split
have not save the marks
Some of the abbreviations are new to me. I figured out a few but what are the rest?
SBS side by side (step sequence, twizzles?)
CoSp - couple spin = pair spin?
CuLi - ?? Lift?
DiSt - ??
RoLi - ?? lift?
Thanks in advance.
Most of them are from ISU protocols
SBS is SBS step sequence, the required element in OD, ISU call it NtMdSt or something like it, must contain twizzles
DiSt is diagonal step sequence
CuLi is curve lift
RoLi is rotational lift
SlLi is straightline lift
CoSp is combination spin
Tw - twizzles
CoLi - combination lift
RRoLi - reverse-rotation lift
SeLi - serpentine lift
CiSt - cirqular step sequence
SeSt - serpentine step sequence
Thank you VERY much for taking the time to answer. I am grateful for the infromation.