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Once again, I’m going to warn you and apologize for my poor dance notes. It’s just so hard to describe stuff without it taking a whole paragraph. My notes on the first 2 groups, what there is of them, are really sketchy – they’ll be better for the last 3.
Group # 1 - I sort of watched them while I was getting some dinner, but didn’t take any notes
The Chinese though, had a number to Chicago that was lots of fun.
Fang Yang / Chongbo Gao CHN Start # 1
Alexandra Kauc / Michal Zych POL Start # 2
Josée Piché / Pascal Denis CAN Start # 3
Julia Golovina / Oleg Voiko UKR Start # 4
Group # 2
Anastasia Grebenkina / Vazgen Azrojan ARM Start # 5
Nozomi Watanabe / Akiyuki Kido JPN Start # 6
Ordinals 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 Currently FD Overall
Fun number to Nutcracker – that was mostly ‘Nutrocker’ – they were having a blast & so was the audience
Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin AZE Start # 7
Ordinals 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 Currently FD 2 Overall 1
Music: Love Under the Rain black with silver trim - his pants are very wide at the bottom – bell bottoms
I saw some nice moments in the dance, but the music was very monotonous to my ears and I got bored with it.
Natalie Pechalat / Fabien Bourzat FRA Start # 8
Ordinals 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 46 Currently FD 4 Overall 4
Music: Babalu, Dance of the Soldiers I have to try and describe these costumes – the bodice of her dress is red and the skirt is this weird multi-coloured semie sheer fabric cut with a ragged kerchief hem – sleeves are the same -- the reaction from the people around me was “What is that?????” he’s in a black tshirt with red front and cargo pants with ‘high boots’
He had problems on the very first set of twizzles in the program /
Nora Hoffmann / Attila Elek HUN Start # 9
Ordinals 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 9 Currently FD 3 Overall 3
Music Dance with Me soundtrack Her in purple with one sleeve asymetric illusion around waist skirt is shredded with pink as well as the purple. He’s in black with some pink & purple sequin design on front & pink strings haning off should and one leg. They’re actually better than they sound. I like this team, so will admit my bias right off the top <G>.
great rotational lift with her upside down and one leg wrapped around his neck – something went wrong on the exit and she ended up up with both hand on the ice while he was holding her legs. The music slowed with a female singing and they were in front of the judges and the next thing I know they’re both down sliding across the ice – didn’t see what happened – the groan from the crowd made me look up. Lots of encouraging applause from the crowd once they got going. Music picked up and they’re skating great again . I don’t think she can believe what happened. Poor kids – it really is a great fun dance.