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    ISU posts a copy of the type of Short Dance that will be used...

    unfortunately, the sound is defective on their clip.

    Back in 2009, we had a thread about this test skate, but at the time, we didn't know which of 3 formats would be chosen. The answer is that the short dance is the test skate combination dance.

    Here's a link to the version with sound:

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBZgoUuQx_w[/url]

    This dance was performed by Jane Summersett and Todd Gilles USA at the ISU Test Event Dance, Sesto San Giovanni, Italy in 2009. At the time, the dance was called a "combination Dance" rather than a short dance.

    Two other couples performed a 'combination dance' at this event:

    Kristina Gorshkova & Vitali Butikov RUS
    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOOItElEis8[/url]

    and Lorenza Alessandrini and Simone Vaturi ITA
    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06SAYyM-be8[/url]



    So do you like it or not, now that you have had a year to think about it?
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    Re: ISU posts a copy of the type of Short Dance that will be used...

    I'm not jumping for joy over this... I was always a fan of the CDs , but if they must go , I suppose I'm glad that there will be the pattern somewhere in there as a tool for comparison.

    I fear we're in for a lot of bad music cuts and choppy programs. Mind you , the best choreographers will probably be able to do something nice in spite of the format , but I don't feel at all confident about it in general. Judging from these examples ,and some others I saw on YouTube ... Meh.

    I'm glad the pattern is to be repeated a second time for Juniors...
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    Re: ISU posts a copy of the type of Short Dance that will be used...

    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    So do you like it or not, now that you have had a year to think about it?
    zzzzzzzzzz

    More seriously, it's hard to judge by one, we'll have to wait to see the frankendance in context (that is competition) before saying more.

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    Re: ISU posts a copy of the type of Short Dance that will be used...

    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    unfortunately, the sound is defective on their clip.

    Back in 2009, we had a thread about this test skate, but at the time, we didn't know which of 3 formats would be chosen. The answer is that the short dance is the test skate combination dance with the compulsory elements.

    Here's a link to the version with sound:

    [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBZgoUuQx_w[/url]

    This dance was performed by Jane Summersett and Todd Gilles USA at the ISU Test Event Dance, Sesto San Giovanni, Italy in 2009. At the time, the dance was called a "combination Dance" rather than a short dance.
    The youtube-video is not the same as the one on [URL="http://www.sportcentric.com/vsite/vcontent/page/custom/0,8510,4844-202182-219405-48446-308223-custom-item,00.html"]ISUs website[/URL] and the music is not in sync with the picture. Download the Windows Media or Quicktime files to see a video (w/music) of the short dance with the current compulsory elements.

    Still I'd say, the short dance seems pretty boring. Hope it's just them...

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    Re: ISU posts a copy of the type of Short Dance that will be used...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mafke View Post
    zzzzzzzzzz

    More seriously, it's hard to judge by one, we'll have to wait to see the frankendance in context (that is competition) before saying more.
    That's awesome. I hereby decree that everyone should refer to the new short dance as the "frankendance."

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    Re: ISU posts a copy of the type of Short Dance that will be used...

    The format of the Short Dance is sound if one compares it to ballroom dancing. Couples are expected to change style/pace as soon as music changes, therefore, in that sense, the CD/OD combo is adequate. My concern is this format would limit the non-traditional type of creative dancing such as Davis/White's Bollywood OD, which proved to be a hit for a lot of loyal ice dance fans and as well as people who know almost nothing about figure skating.

    I don't have any serious issue with this change but I want to see more freedom given to the teams to develop the creative portion of their dance with more types of music and styles available to them. It would be difficult to include ethnic music in a program unless it's ballroom related, which is rare. I hope the ISU addresses this aspect in the future.

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    Re: ISU posts a copy of the type of Short Dance that will be used...

    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    I hereby decree that everyone should refer to the new short dance as the "frankendance."
    I agree but I hasten to add that I did not originate the name. Someone at FSU came up with it. It does, however, seem to capture what no French speaker living or dead might call l'essence de l'affaire.

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    Re: ISU posts a copy of the type of Short Dance that will be used...

    I suppose, if you wanted to do a folk dance SD, that the Cd part of it would be the Yankee Polka or the Killian.

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