Step sequences GOE & Your Favorites
According to the ISU Communication 1944, the guidelines of giving GOEs to step sequences say that a certain level of GOE must be awarded based on the fulfilment of the 'bullet points', which are:
1) good energy and execution
2) good speed or acceleration during sequence
3) use of various steps during the sequence
4) deep clean edges (including entry and exit of all turns)
5) good control and commitment of the whole body maintaining accuracy of steps
6) creativity and originality
7) effortless throughout
8) element enhances the musical structure
By fulfilling 2 of them, the judge should give +1 GOE. 4, +2. 6 or more, +3.
On the other hand, while giving negative GOEs, the guidelines are:
Less than half of the pattern doing steps/turns: -2 to -3
Poor quality of steps/turns/positions: -1 to -3
Does not correspond to the music: -1 to -2
Now, what are your favourite step sequences? And do you think they are given the correct amount of GOE? If not, what would you give?
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Anything Mao Asada has ever done, pretty much. This season, Adelina Sotnikova's SP StSq, both of Mao's StSq, Rika Hongo's FS StSq and Gracie Gold's SP StSq.
^ IA, Mao's step sequences are wonderful. But my favourite must be from Yuna's Send in the Clowns. So emotional and so many great moments.
OK, My favorite step sequences are the type that you either love or hate. Both of these programs were successful with Leonova's winning the 2012 Worlds SP.
Alena Leonova 2012 SP:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iais8SwERwU
Rachael Flatt got so much Flack For this step sequence. Maybe it was her new short hair, or just the fact that she really felt the passion of the music.
Rachael Flatt "East Of Eden" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eblFFfKbkLk
Last edited by mrrice; 01-02-2016 at 02:19 PM.
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Here's my favorite (Alexei Yagudin, Winter, choreographed by Morosov).
This sequence is maligned in the CoP era as being hokey and simple -- what actually did he do except dance on his tiptoes. But it sent everyone (including Michelle Kwan in 2003) to rush to Morozov for something like it.
It satisfies bullet points 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8.
My favourite step sequence might be the one from Kostner's SP in 11/12 (you rarely hear the crowd start clapping during a step sequence nowadays). Didn't receive 3's across the board, mostly 2's, but GOE 1.50 isn't bad. So maybe a little underscored in my opinion.
YES!!!!!!! This is how dorky I am. I learned, and then taught his entire step sequence to my dance students and they loved it. We did it going across the floor as a warm up during our classes.
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That's true. When it happens though, it' really special! I was watching Davis/White's 2010 nationals FS today and noticed the audience went wild after their diagonal (?) StSq.
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