The thread named, "No More Compulsories" brought up the idea that after the Olympics, there will be no more compulsory dances because audiences thought they were too boring. Instead of being completely phased out, what if they were revamped? Here are some ideas:
Here are some ideas:
1. Let the couple select their own music that fits the dance rhythm, but they will still skate the same pattern as everyone else. Haven't you always wondered what someone's program will look like to someone else's music? This can help with the repetition of the music.
2. Let more than one couple skate the compulsory at a time. Example--Belbin/Agosto can begin the first pattern of the Westminster. When they're halfway through the pattern, Domnina/Shabalin can begin theirs. Or, they can begin at different places on the ice, like ballroom dancers. That way, we can probably cut the time in half.
3. Choreograph new compulsories that utilize new moves. The CD that Klimova/Ponomarenko choreographed used spread eagles and spirals; the first CD to do so. Perhaps they can have one that uses twizzles/more exciting lifts, etc--while retaining the edging and turns that CD's are known for.