No steps/movements preceding the solo jump = -3, with required negative GOE overall. Break between the steps and the jump, or only one step/movement before the jump = -1 to -2 GOE, but positive factors can be combined to make 0 or positive GOE overall. Judges are usually quite generous about what constitutes a "skating movement" and what constitutes a "break."
At this point in time, I do prefer some of her competitors' short programs over this one. However, it has always taken me a while to warm up to each and every one of her competitive programs, with the exception of her Bond Medley SP and Homage to Korea FS. With that said, I think it's a perfectly adequate program, and I'm sure she'll polish it up in the weeks to come.
HD Picture of her dress - http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Y...KVJjpNcFzx.jpg
I'm not a very big fan of the dress; I wasn't in the video, and I'm even more convinced of that looking at the picture. The yellow does nothing for her complexion, be it olive green, olive yellow, mustard yellow, mustard green, or whatever color you want to describe it as. I don't care much for it. I do like the design of the dress though, but I agree with other posters who say that this dress is not her best product of collaboration.
Yuna made a mistake on her double axel. Stop making excuses for her. She's human, she made a mistake. Let's move on and look towards the LP. I know I'm looking forward to that.
I like this program a lot, and her dress looks great to me, she will certainly stand out between all the red, black, purple and blues we are going to see in Sochi, and the cut is romantic.
Re: costume -- I didn't like the dress in the still photo linked, but I liked it in the program, except for the looseness at the wrists. But I liked the long sleeves overall and thought they accentuated her arms in a nice way, and that overall the dress presented nice outlines as she moved.
I don't consider a single 3-turn into a flip enough to count as the steps requirement since it's part of the jump setup. But I do consider the things I listed -- choctaw, rocker, mohawk, then the 3-turn into flip -- to be introductory steps. Not "zero."
Whichever way it goes, welcome Tana! Thanks for joining us.