Plus it gives a chance for the women to wear some really great 20s, Downton-esque fashion. The men, alas, will probably stick to tails. But, as they would say on Project Runway, it's "on trend"!
Were Virtue/Moir performing a few seconds of the Finnstep in this exhibition (Skate Canada 2007), starting at approx. 2:50?
(Sorry, I tried to cue up the video to the right time with the link above, but something is not working properly.)
Thank you for the correct link, Mathman.
(Next time, I hope that I will get such a link right.)
Lively footwork! Now we can have a clean interpretation of the dance unlike this seasons polka that has been misinterpreted as country and western style.
Papadakis/Cizeron are going to be competing as a senior next season, according to Papadakis' Twitter.
Will any of the younger teams(A/E, P/C and maybe, S/B) be able to get level three or four for at least one of their Finnstep keypoints? Finnstep IMO seems to be much more difficult pattern dance than Blues..
The dance, for a CD is challenging, particularly the timing. P&C will have a relatively even playing field. Only teams who were at 2009 Europeans or 20090 4cc'S OR some of the European nationals in the 2008 - 2009 season have competed this dance.
I think the Finnstep will be great fun. It is also difficult to do those toe steps and a quick stop well. Looking forward to seeing this SD next season.
I think D/W and I/K might do well in finnstep
Off to H-Town with @MaiaShibutani! See you soon, @CorkyBallas!
5:20 AM - 30 Mar 13
Hmmmm ... wonder whether the Shibs will be working on their new SD or FD or both with Ballas.
And still curious about my earlier question, for which MM provided the link that works properly. (ETA: And yes, I was/am aware that V/M also later performed a full CD of Finnstep in competition. The point of my question is: did they by choice include a bit of Finnstep in their exhibition because they liked the feel of it?)
There's a Finnstep youtube channel. D/W and V/M both performed this dance in 2008-2009. They are capable. The newer teams will be more worried since they haven't done it before.
When the Shibs previously turned to Ballas, I think the rhumba SD was a focus. Don't remember whether he has helped them with other programs too.
Partly I'm wondering about the timing of the current rendezvous with Ballas.
- Is it possible that the Shibs already have a fully choreographed program (from Zoueva) for next season so soon after London Worlds? I suppose at the very least, they still could go ahead and get pointers from Ballas on the Finnstep.
- And does Ballas have any backstage role with DWTS? If so, seems that it could be demanding a lot of time and attention from him at the moment.