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    Pair program with two world champions, Mao & Jeff

    A fragment of their program during practice. Their performance is scheduled this weekend for "THE ICE" show. Music: Polonaise Heroique by Chopin.

    I hope someone will give us URL to the full version after the show.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x68...aobuttle_sport
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    ^^^
    I'm not against that sort of thing. I think there should be more of it. It doesn't have to be Pairs. It could be a 'Dance for Two' on skates which could resemble a pas de deux in ballet. Actually some Dance teams are approaching that, but I think there is rule about lifting above the shoulders. Once that rule is overruled, we could get some nice 'Dance for Two' and without all that acrobatics that are in Pairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alberich View Post
    Music: Polonaise Heroique by Chopin.
    Wow, music choice seems really good and I think they make a cute couple.
    I can't wait to see the whole performance!!

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    There is a good tradition of singles champions skating together.

    Here are Kerrigan & Wylie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO0HkuNbcEg
    And here are Petrenko & Baiul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yoOi1NiIz4

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    ^^^^ I love the one of Kerrigan and Wylie skating together. The music is gorgeous, and they perform together so well!

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    Jeff and Mao are so cute together. They looked very comfortable with the lift, even though she is about his height!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptichka View Post
    There is a good tradition of singles champions skating together.

    Here are Kerrigan & Wylie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO0HkuNbcEg
    And here are Petrenko & Baiul: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yoOi1NiIz4
    They are both fun to watch and they are a beginning of what could be developed. However, one has to go to SOI to get get the developed two single skaters in a pas de deux.

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    Cool. I know Jeff likes to push his limits and try new things and different types of music. This will suit him to a "T." I hope someday to see it live.

    I love it when skaters do different things. I really enjoyed Kurt's "pair" programs over the years with -

    Tara Lipinski:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1wH6o2ymUE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxvJ5eBoNhs


    and Shae-Lynn Bourne:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP_qwx48Wio

    I would also love to see Emanuel Sandhu paired with another amazingly talented skater like Shae-Lynn for example - that would be entertaining!

    Thanks for this



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    Kurt and Kristi also skated a few times together (Disney's Aladdin on Ice, which was really lame but still! as well as SOI programs) and let's not forget Kurt and Josee!

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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=CrWslS3J8mY

    News clip of Mao/Mai and Mao/Jeff pair performance.
    Mao and Jeff's music doesn't sound like Chopin at all!
    Anyway, they look gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodenkey View Post
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=CrWslS3J8mY

    News clip of Mao/Mai and Mao/Jeff pair performance.
    Mao and Jeff's music doesn't sound like Chopin at all!
    Anyway, they look gorgeous!
    Thanks for the link. Really makes me want to see more!!

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    Does anyone out there remember the original golden age of the Landover Competitions when they had that team format? (now I'm showing my age...)

    There were enjoyable 'pairings' of singles skaters as part of ensemble numbers that were fun to watch. One of my favorites, Janet Lynn and John Curry skating a waltz-like pattern together.

    The Kerrigan/Wylie program reflected so nicely their friendship and shared training experience. What is often forgetten is that Paul was a US Junior pairs champion.

    I would really love to see a Kristi & Rudy 'reunion'... just to see them on the ice together would seem a beautifully symbolic way of coming full circle - even as they had so much to get through from when they broke up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi View Post
    Mao looks REALLY surprised.
    They're such a cute couple

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi View Post

    Mao is soooo cute!!

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