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    Chock & Bates to team up

    According to Jo Ann Barnes of the Detroit Free Press, Madison Chock & Evan Bates are teaming up in ice dance.

    http://www.freep.com/article/2011062...85/1048/sports

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    Well this for sure is not the most surprising news. Madison is a beautiful girl but in no way does she hold a candle to Emily when it comes to skating. However, it will be interesting to see the new team Chock/Bates next season.

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    This will have to be utterly dazzling to make me get over the loss of S/B.

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    Thanks for the info. The skaters are playing musical chairs, unfortunately someone is always left out.
    I hope Emily is successful in arranging a new partnership.

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    Packaging will be crucial for this team. I can see a classic American Musical Theatre piece suiting them well, i.e. Gershwin, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, etc. Evan's classic look and Madison's ability to perform and chew the scenery would suit the style well. I really want them to look into Anything Goes.

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    I wish them the best but I'm still upset with S&B splitting. I'm not crazy about Madison but I'm sure she will have the possibility to shine more now that she has a taller partner.
    Hope Emily will find a great partner and will continue to compete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackStage Barbie View Post
    Packaging will be crucial for this team. I can see a classic American Musical Theatre piece suiting them well, i.e. Gershwin, Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, etc. Evan's classic look and Madison's ability to perform and chew the scenery would suit the style well. I really want them to look into Anything Goes.
    Agreed. I assume they will be taking from Zueva and Shbilband, so I am confident that team can come up with something to suit them well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinymavy15 View Post
    Agreed. I assume they will be taking from Zueva and Shbilband, so I am confident that team can come up with something to suit them well.
    Exactly....I trust that Zoueva and Shpilband will come up with something that will make them look fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikiandorocks View Post
    I wish them the best but I'm still upset with S&B splitting. I'm not crazy about Madison but I'm sure she will have the possibility to shine more now that she has a taller partner.
    Hope Emily will find a great partner and will continue to compete.
    Isn't it only desirable for a girl to have a much taller partner in Pairs but not Ice Dancing?

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    Can't help but miss Zurlein, but the short demon got him. When Chock was shorter, he always looked like he took command and led her around the ice.

    Samuelson, for me, always looked agressive when she danced and Bates looked a bit mamby pamby. Hopefully he will take over where Zurlein left off.

    When Teams break up it's really about one member who wants a new partner, but we'll never know who initiated the split.

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    I think that this new team has a lot of potential, but I hope Emily finds someone good, as well. She is absolutely stunning on the ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CassAgain View Post
    I think that this new team has a lot of potential, but I hope Emily finds someone good, as well. She is absolutely stunning on the ice.
    Yes, I felt that Emily was a stonger dancer than Madison, Emily finished everything off so well, perfectly pointed toes and great posture.

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    Here are some of my comments on the partnership....

    http://backstagebarbie.blogspot.com/...s-team-up.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    Isn't it only desirable for a girl to have a much taller partner in Pairs but not Ice Dancing?
    I remember watching C&Z FD at TEB and thinking that he was almost invisible and that she was always in control. Also the lifts didn't seem to have the same impact as some of the other teams where the guy is taller. So I guess, Madison will benefit from skating with Evan. But hey... we all gonna have to wait and see. Maybe I'm wrong...

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    Sorry to hear of the recent dance splits. Understand that Zuerlein was ready to move on with his life. He was working as a coach to help with expenses. Did hear that Chock tried out with Collin Brubaker and Keiffer Hubbell before Evan Bates, so both Brubaker who is 6'1" and Hubbell 6'
    are available and apparently on the market. Perhaps Emily Samuelson will find one a suitable partner if she wants to continue. Hope it works out well for all.

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