Just a quick overall impression on Short Dance.
Great performances from the top four, I would say.
They were not as crisp and clean as in the Worlds; off balance here and there, of course, but still. I think Ice Dance discipline demands just so much skaters, you know. Full of choreography, steps and inbetweens; they hardly had no simple strokings to increase speed; unlike Singles and Pairs.
The audience, including me, loved all performances of top four and had standing ovations.
I especially loved Nathalie/Fabian and Meryl/Charlie. Anna/Luca was also good. Tessa and Scott looked a bit off to me, compared to their norm.
But I was surprised the point difference between the top two. And audience's reaction was like, "Oh, that much?"
Last edited by deedee1; 04-19-2012 at 10:49 PM.
Thanks, Deedee. It's great to have your eyewitness reports. I can't wait to hear about the free dance and the other long programs!