During the Ice Dance free programs Paul made the comment that some dancers like D&L of Canada have "tasteful" lifts while others have "distateful" lifts. After watching some of the dancers perform, I know what he means. I really did not enjoy many of the programs out there. The only one I really liked was the French couple. As Paul and Bab stated they were the only couple who really danced. Their program kept the lifts tasteful and also included lots of dance steps.
I hate D&L's program - the American Indian theme - skating in Russia, what were they thinking? How would a European audience and judges get what they were portraying? They should have chosen a Russian theme or Ukranian theme.
Tracy Wilson says Ice dance teams are slowly beginning to look like pairs teams instead. I agree. Paul also made the comment that with all the elements the ice dancers have to include they are not flowing as smoothly across the ice. They are caught up with performing all these lifts. Please bring back true ice dance the way it used to be!!!