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    Davis and White on the Yankee Polka

    Excerpt: Davis and White, both 25, produced an effortless program to Adolph Adam's Giselle, but only earned a level three for both sequences of the Yankee Polka pattern to earn 73.20 (35.15/38.05) points. At the end of last season, the skaters claimed that they liked the choice of a pattern dance for this year's Short Dance, and they still stand by their opinion.

    "We got to compete this dance a couple of years ago," said White. "Obviously in a very different way, we all had the same music which kind of gets on your nerves after a while. But generally, I think it was a good dance for us, and we like to take advantage of the quick feet in skating."

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    Davis & White's Giselle is my favorite SD of the year, and I was so glad to read their comments about it.
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    Polka was made for a couple like Davis&White!
    Is it know what CD will have to be used next year?

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    Finnstep (which is a kind of quickstep), which should be good for D&W and V&M both, very quick and works nicely with a waltz. It's technically challenging.

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    FYI: Waltz is not an option with the Finnstep for seniors - I believe its foxtrot, charleston or swing. Old Quickstep for Juniors as Finnstep is senior pattern dance.

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    You're right, KKonas. From ISU Communication 138:

    Senior
    Quickstep
    or
    Quickstep plus one or two of the following Rhythms: Foxtrot, Charleston, Swing.
    The Pattern Dance Elements must be skated on the Quickstep Rhythm, in the style of Quickstep. The tempo of the music throughout the Pattern Dance Elements must be constant and in accordance with the required tempo of the Pattern Dance Finnstep, i.e. 52 measures of two beats or 104 beats per minute, plus or minus 2 beats per minute.

    Junior
    Quickstep
    or
    Quickstep plus one of the following Rhythms: Foxtrot, Charleston.
    The Pattern Dance Elements must be skated on the Quickstep Rhythm, in the style of the Quickstep. The tempo of the music throughout the Pattern Dance Elements must be constant and in accordance with the required tempo of the Pattern Dance Quickstep, i.e. 56 measures of two beats or 112 beats per minute, plus or minus 2 beats per minute.
    Quickstep, Foxtrot, Charleston and Swing are described in the ISU Ice Dance Music Rhythms Booklet 1995 (Note: the
    And yes, the Junior Quickstep is the old quickstep and the senior is the Finnstep.

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