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    CD Golden Waltz 2:30 AM Friday Eastern Time

    I am definitely not going to promise immediate play by play...but IN is going to carry the CD:

    Here's the reference info on the Golden Waltz.

    Step chart
    Diagram of the lady's steps:
    Diagram of the man's steps

    The dance was invented by Dubova, and first skated by Klimova & Ponomarenko in the 1986/1987 season as a waltz OSP.

    Features are a solo turn by the lady, and a a shoot the duck position by the lady.
    The pattern has deep lobes which should absolutely not be cut off or flattened (this is hard to see on TV unless the station shoots wide angle shots)

    It should be light hearted and have a real waltz lilt to it.

    The changes of position should be smooth, moving effortlessly from one to the other, and not jerky.

    Here are some examples of couples skating the Golden Waltz. Most of the older skaters will have competed this dance before. Furthermore, it was skated at Finlandia this year, and at TEB. It is a senior dance only, so skaters coming up from Juniors will not have competed the dance before.

    Klimova & Ponomarenko 1987 OD

    Grishuk & Platov 1997 Worlds

    G&P and B&K Olympics 1998

    Delobel & Schoenfelder 2007 Europeans (`1st)

    Dubreuil & Lauzon Skate Canada 2006

    Domnina & Shabalin 2006

    The competitors are skating in reverse order of ISU ranking.

    Here's the line up:

    Warm Up Group One
    1 Xiaoyang Yu / Chen Wang CHN (39th)
    2 Xintong Huang / Xun Zheng CHN (34th)
    3 Anna Zadorozhniuk/Sergei Verbillo UKR (23rd)
    4 Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje CAN (20th)

    Warm Up Group Two
    5 Alexandra Zaretski/Roman Zaretski ISR (14th)
    6 Madison Chock/Greg Zuerlein USA (13th)
    7 Federica Faiella/Massimo Scali ITA (8th)
    8 Jana Khoklova/Sergei Novitski RUS (5th)
    9 Tanith Belbin/Benjamin Agosto USA (3rd)
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 10-29-2009 at 11:05 AM.

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