I had find this wonderful document about one of the greatest and most historical Ice Dance team of Pahomova-Gorshkov.
This couple was the main reason of accepting Ice Dance as an Olympic Sport. After 1 year break in 1975. (having a child) they return to win the first ever Olympic Gold in their discipline.
Even though it was very obvious that Pahomova is the better skater than Gorshkov, this team unified the Russian classical School with the ballroom dance,
WITHOUT the "overdone" style which came in fashion later on.
You can see some of their best Programmes in this video and you can understand that without them it would not have been the way to have Torvil-Dean or Virtue-Moir. That kind of tasteful, simple perfection which matters the most in this discipline originally comes from them.
Of course, the technical difficulty (and the limiting rules) was very different from those of now days, but Pahomova always find the best style and she seems to be very modern even after 40 years!!
Please, don't forget them!!!
Gorshkov gives his legacy as a sport diplomat (recent President of the Russian Federation), but unfortunately we will never know how Pahomova as a coach would change the direction of the discipline because of her early death...
I'm sure she should change the history of this sport as a coach if she were having longer time, and those "überdramatic" Russian dance teams wouldn't flourishing unless they would choose a more sophisticated style.