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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    Considering that the Olympics tends to bring one Angst Dance number after another for the Free (I thought if I heard Requiem for a Dream one more time in 2010 I would go mad), it will be a nice change of pace to see light, exuberant short dances. Looking forward to it!
    Me, too. I love quickstep either on the dance floor or on the ice.

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    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"!

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    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.)

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    Thank you for the correct link, Mathman.

    (Next time, I hope that I will get such a link right.)

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    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.

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    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..

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    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.

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    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.

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    I think D/W and I/K might do well in finnstep

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    Off to H-Town with @MaiaShibutani! See you soon, @CorkyBallas!
    5:20 AM - 30 Mar 13
    https://twitter.com/AlexShibutani/st...74612178792448

    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?)

    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Were Virtue/Moir performing a few seconds of the Finnstep in this exhibition (Skate Canada 2007), starting at approx. 2:50?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    @AlexShibutani
    Off to H-Town with @MaiaShibutani! See you soon, @CorkyBallas!
    5:20 AM - 30 Mar 13
    https://twitter.com/AlexShibutani/st...74612178792448

    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 correct link. (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?)
    Does it mean that Shibs would not be working on their new SD/FD with Zueva? If so, has Ballas choreographed an ice dance routine before? I'm curious to see how it'll turn out if they choose to work on their SD/FD with Ballas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vera01 View Post
    Does it mean that Shibs would not be working on their new SD/FD with Zueva? If so, has Ballas choreographed an ice dance routine before? I'm curious to see how it'll turn out if they choose to work on their SD/FD with Ballas.
    I'm sure Ballas and Zueva are working in tandem, just like how the the Japanese choreographer who choreographed the film Memoirs of a Geisha worked on the Shibs' FD this past season with getting the mood, interpretation, and movement right while Zueva was responsible for translating it into a competitive ice dancing routine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vera01 View Post
    Does it mean that Shibs would not be working on their new SD/FD with Zueva? If so, has Ballas choreographed an ice dance routine before? I'm curious to see how it'll turn out if they choose to work on their SD/FD with Ballas.
    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa View Post
    I'm sure Ballas and Zueva are working in tandem...
    Agree that in his work with the Shibutanis, Ballas presumably once again is complementing, not replacing, Zoueva.
    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.

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