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    Senior Free Dance

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    1 Rebecca Fowler / Iliya Koreshev BC/YT
    2 Sarah Lysne / Christopher Steeves AB/NT/NU
    3 Helene Letourneau / Kevin Boczar EO
    4 Sophie Knippel / Benjaman Westenberger CO
    5 Sarah Arnold / Justin Trojek WO

    6 Megan Wilson / Marcus Connolly QC
    7 Mylene Girard / Jonathan Pelletier QC
    8 Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle QC
    9 Tarrah Harvey / Keith Gagnon BC/YT
    10 Andrea Chong / Guillaume Gfeller QC

    11 Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill CO
    12 Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno EO
    13 Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier CO
    14 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje NO
    15 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir WO

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    Can't wait to watch Ralph/Hill, Crone/Poirier, and Virtue/Moir!

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    Crossing my fingers for Weaver and Poje!

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    I hate when real life interferes with skating competitions....I can't watch this live either. It's a friend's birthday tonight but I would much rather stay home and watch skating. Does that make me a bad person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_halifax View Post
    Crossing my fingers for Weaver and Poje!
    Me too! I want them going to the Olympics with V/M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saundy View Post
    Me too! I want them going to the Olympics with V/M.
    So do I! Seems like we've got a little W/P cheer section here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i love to skate View Post
    I hate when real life interferes with skating competitions....I can't watch this live either. It's a friend's birthday tonight but I would much rather stay home and watch skating. Does that make me a bad person?
    I hope not, I went through the same thing last night!!

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    I wish there were three spots. I feel mean rooting for W/P or C/P over the other. W/P have the better program, but I see more potential from C/P. I want both to go.

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    Rebecca Fowler / Iliya Koreshev

    Engaging beginning, but slow. Twizzles in attitude position to start things off. Deduction for slip (fall, I think, but I missed it). Step sequence is extremely slow. Very simple footwork. He's singing along. Cool transition lift. Did I mention that they were slow? Because they are. Enjoyable, playful, though. If this is the worst free dance of the night, it's gonna be a great night.

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    Go Andrew and Kaitlyn!!!! Many thanks to the folks providing the PBP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    I wish there were three spots. I feel mean rooting for W/P or C/P over the other. W/P have the better program, but I see more potential from C/P. I want both to go.
    More potential to do well at the Olympics, or in the future?
    I also wish there were 3 spots...in all events. My heart broke for Craig and Meagan this morning, even though I wanted Annabelle and Cody to get the second spot.

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    Sarah Lysne / Christopher Steeves: Selections from Astor Piazzola

    Melodramatic beginning. Powerful presence. Okay combo lift. Twizzles out of sync on second set; first set with leg extended. Curve lift sorta scary (very fast, little wild). Spin slowed in the end. Again, choreography quite simple. Not bad, but interest wavered a bit. They're both very happy with how the skated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scout View Post
    More potential to do well at the Olympics, or in the future?
    I also wish there were 3 spots...in all events. My heart broke for Craig and Meagan this morning, even though I wanted Annabelle and Cody to get the second spot.
    Both, but I meant this year.

    Helene Letourneau / Kevin Boczar: Cirque de Soleil

    Wierd costumes. Good opening lift (straight line). Good serpentine lift (great speed going in). Iffy “through the legs” transition. Wierd “cirque” hand gestures. Spin nicely done. Circular steps okay. Twizzles not great (laboured, imo). They're quite happy. Not as crazy as I thought it would be (hoped). Also, I noticed something before PJ did, so I'm happy.

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    Sophie Knippel / Benjaman Westenberger: Schindler's List

    This music makes me cry. Nice combo spin – beautiful position from her. Okay combo lift. Good choreography in circ.steps, but mediocre execution. Transitions/linking footwork isn't great. Couldn't tell twizzle synchro – he went out of the camera shot (first bit was a bit off). Don't think they're gonna get high levels in general. Laboured curve lift – I don't like that they rushed the position changes. Doesn't quite capture the depths of the music, but I've choreographed this piece in my mind whenever it comes on my iPod, so take this with a grain of salt. Or slab of shale.

    69.14/134.39/1

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    Sarah Arnold / Justin Trojek: “Don't Cry for Me Argentina”

    Opened with terrific speed. Solid combo lift. Oh, these vocals are atrocious. Turn them off now. Nice skating. Mirrored twizzles (which I don't ever like). Oh goodness, the singer is awful. Nice step sequences. Transitions in spin not good. Lifts well timed with musical highlights to give sense of power. She likes the audience size (in KnC)

    74.47/142.19/1st

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