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    Kevin VDP won Belgian "Dancing with the stars"

    Tonight Kevin Van der Perren won the competition "Sterren op de dansvloer" (equivalent to "Dancing with the stars")! Kevin wasn't particularly known for artistry or dance moves when he was a competitive figure skater, but with stunning off-ice, out-of-nowhere (quadruple) jumps on the dancefloor, a ton of natural charisma and a lot of commitment and hard work he realized something he's worked for his whole life: he got the GOLD (and a huge trophy).

    http://www.standaard.be/artikel/deta...MF20130111_116

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    That's a wonderful story!

    Come back to skating Kevin

    Are there any videos?

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    Kevin.

    Suppose he finds it easier to relax and express feelings when he doesn't have to do hard techs. Also helps dancing with a competent good looking partner

    Video is in the article.

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    He looked just like he was skating with some of those lifts and spins!

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    Thank you!

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    I miss him on the ice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    He looked just like he was skating with some of those lifts and spins!
    Is it just rumours or serious that he goes for pairs skating?

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    Yey, i knew he would win!!!I love him and miss him in competitions

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    Good for Kevin!

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    Great to hear! Congratulations, Kevin.

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    I miss him in competitions too!!

    Some more videos:

    Skating at the local Christmas market (tiny ice patch!), Kevin shows of triple jumps, mentioning his jumps are better now than when he was still competing. But due to his age and the risk of injury, he doesn't think returning to competition would be possible...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXzvHBIBN10

    Videos from the competition are pulled off of youtube due to copyright but all can be watched here:
    http://vtm.be/sterren-op-de-dansvloer/kevin-en-charissa

    Make sure you watch the 'Kevin as Woody from Toy Story' one, which is awesome, and he does a quad jump on the dancefloor during the judges commentary:
    http://vtm.be/sterren-op-de-dansvloe...-uit-toy-story

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowflake View Post
    Is it just rumours or serious that he goes for pairs skating?
    I thought it was nothing but a rumour, but then I heard him talking about skating pairs in a television show. He hadn't got the chance to train full-out (lately) due to the training for Dancing With.... but he said he was determined to continue his efforts as soon as the programme had finished.

    Weird idea though - but you never know

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