Wicked Yankee Girl
Compulsory Dance: Friday, Nov. 13th 3:00 PM EST
The order of skate has not yet been posted. I'll update this list when it is:
1 Xiaoyang YU / Chen WANG CHN 1
2 Caitlin MALLORY / Kristjan RAND EST 2
3 Zoe BLANC / Pierre-Loup BOUQUET FRA 3
4 Alexandra ZARETSKI / Roman ZARETSKI ISR 4
5 Anna CAPPELLINI / Luca LANOTTE ITA 5
6 Kristina GORSHKOVA / Vitali BUTIKOV RUS 6
7 Jana KHOKHLOVA / Sergei NOVITSKI RUS 6
8 Tanith BELBIN / Benjamin AGOSTO USA 7
9 Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN USA 7
10 Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE USA 7
I'm repeating the reference info on the Golden Waltz.
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