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    Thank you a lot for rewie, Dorris!

    How do you think, is Chock-Zurlien improved since last season? Did you like there FD?

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    Re: Senior FD notes

    dorispulaski, thank you! Interesting FD music choice for Chock/Zuerlein.

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    Junior Group A FD - More of it later when I see it on demand

    Actually I did not like C/Z's FD and thought that if K/G-S had not blown one lift, they should have beaten C/Z. The music choices are interesting, but so far they are not relating to that music very well IMO.

    I liked the way Cannuscio/Lorello and Harvey/Gagnon presented their programs, too.

    Here's the report on Jr. A Short Dance. I'll fill it in a bit later with more details.

    Phams? Fall in a lift, twizzles all disjointed, They were supposed to be split jump into twizzles. cool lift entrance where she jumps on his back and then twists around into a more usual position. Interesting spin entry. Kind of a near east program with lots of palms up motions.

    (Sarah Aghai & Quinn Dalmer)

    She has leggings with fringes on them (?)

    music box mechanical noises, then ooo ooo ooo
    She has folk dres? French?
    He vest/pants/shirt

    Some french number Piaf?

    average lift. average twizzles. nice flow for young juniors.
    labored spin pos and the crinoline gets away from her.
    crinkling saran noises and drums

    Nice close holds
    who ahoo and other funny noises

    strumming on guitar
    fall on rotational lift
    Voodoo gaga song

    problems with final position including she put a hand down.

    44.10 (2nd place)

    Aldridge and Eaton
    I should recognize this song.
    Girl in average blue dance dress, guy in black v neck jumpsuit with sparkling v edging and stripe on sleeve
    Flip into lift complex one
    change of music
    twizzle one foot nice
    pull through
    girl cross his knee
    30 sec posing
    into steps to spin
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    Junior Group A FD

    Results for Group A Juniors FS

    1 Nicole Orford, North Shore Winter Club
    Thomas Williams, Okotoks SC 67.68 36.71 30.97 5.39 4.93 5.32 5.07 5.21 0.00 #8
    2 Alexandra Aldridge, Detroit SC
    Daniel Eaton, Detroit SC 66.53 36.59 29.94 5.29 4.64 5.14 5.14 4.93 0.00 #3
    3 Joylyn Yang, Seattle SC
    Jean-luc Baker, Seattle SC 61.95 32.85 29.10 5.00 4.89 4.86 4.75 4.68 0.00 #9
    4 Anastasia Olson, Detroit SC
    Jordan Cowan, All Year FSC 58.93 28.08 30.85 5.07 5.11 4.93 5.25 5.39 0.00 #5
    5 Lauri Bonacorsi, Peninsula SC
    Travis Mager, Ice Works SC 58.58 31.49 29.09 5.11 4.79 4.21 5.04 5.07 2.00 #6
    6 Gabrielle Friedenberg, Washington FSC
    Benjamin Nykiel, Bowie FSC 55.90 28.64 27.26 4.71 4.29 4.64 4.54 4.68 0.00 #11
    7 Natalie Wojton, Peninsula SC
    Michael Soyfer, Ice Works SC 48.90 25.56 23.34 3.86 3.82 4.00 3.93 3.89 0.00 #4
    8 Danvi Pham, Washington FSC
    Vu Pham, Washington FSC 46.84 25.15 23.69 3.89 4.11 3.75 4.14 3.75 2.00 #1
    9 Sara Aghai, Centre of Excellence Vancouver
    Qwynn Dalmer, Vancouver SC 44.10 24.78 24.32 4.21 3.93 3.79 4.21 4.18 5.00 #2
    10 Janine Halstead, SC of New York
    Robert Knopf, SC of New York 43.03 24.11 19.92 3.39 3.29 3.14 3.46 3.32 1.00 #7
    11 Kara Vick, Triangle SC
    David Lenz, University of Delaware FSC 42.12 23.04 19.08 3.21 3.18 3.18 3.25 3.07 0.00 #10
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    Junior Section B Free Dance

    Results of Junior B FD:
    Place Name TSS
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    - Start
    1 Charlotte Lichtman, Artic FSC
    Dean Copely, All Year FSC 66.01 35.57 30.44 5.07 4.75 5.07 5.29 5.43 0.00 #6
    2 Sameena Sheikh, Detroit SC
    Paul Bellantuono, North Jersey FSC 60.58 34.31 26.27 4.50 4.18 4.29 4.57 4.46 0.00 #10
    3 Anastasia Cannuscio, University of Delaware FSC
    Colin McManus, SC of Boston 60.53 31.14 29.39 4.96 4.64 5.00 4.93 5.14 0.00 #7
    4 Danielle Gamelin, SC of New York
    Alexander Gamelin, SC of New York 59.90 30.87 29.03 4.89 4.61 4.89 4.89 5.07 0.00 #8
    5 Amanda Bertsch, Ann Arbor FSC
    Semen Kaplun, All Year FSC 59.86 33.35 26.51 4.57 4.25 4.36 4.54 4.46 0.00 #4
    6 Heather Buckner, Nashville FSC
    Nicolas Taylor, SC of Wilmington 49.41 29.95 19.46 3.43 3.14 3.14 3.46 3.07 0.00 #3
    7 Lorraine McNamara, Washington FSC
    Quinn Carpenter, Washington FSC 47.84 26.61 23.23 3.96 3.79 3.75 4.04 3.86 2.00 #1
    8 Madeline Heritage, Portland Ice SC
    Nathanel Fast, Portland Ice SC 47.64 25.63 23.01 4.00 3.82 3.57 3.96 3.79 1.00 #11
    9 Larissa Van As, Vancouver SC
    Troy Shindle, Vancouver SC 46.23 24.26 21.97 3.75 3.43 3.82 3.71 3.75 0.00 #2
    10 Milakirstie Kulsa, SC of New York
    Eric Greengold, SC of New York 42.46 23.66 19.80 3.50 3.18 3.21 3.39 3.25 1.00 #9
    11 Jenna Dzierzanowski, Panthers FSC
    Vinny Dispenza, Panthers FSC 40.43 20.08 20.35 3.43 3.32 3.21 3.61 3.43 0.00 #5
    W Alicia Fortin, All Year FSC
    Matt Kleffman, Broadmoor SC -

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    Re: Junior Section B Short Dance

    Section B Jr Short Dance just finished.

    Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter
    Jack booted military khakis
    Pink and white print floral dress, green belt sparkly
    Open with Viennese
    He can’t point his toe in the fake boots
    Twizzles off first set, stray apart on 2nd set
    Straight line foot trying to be tangoish, not working
    Lift,rotational, fair speed in the turns
    They seem very young. I don’t know the music.
    Little lift to end. She’s hanging on his waist (don’t go!)
    Score: 31.20

    Marissa Van Ays and Troy Findel CAN
    She’s in off green ugly prom dress
    Black short jacket, white shirt
    “I see the candlelight”
    Neat lift (s/l)
    Song is “I Remember Natalie”
    Viennese Waltz
    Twizzles, he stumbles. First set has leg to side, second
    set arms behind.
    Into quickstep, song is "Big Time"
    s/l fw slow
    "need a shady accountant who can cook the books!"
    Rotational lift to end
    Score: 28.92 in 2nd

    Anastasia Olson & Jordan Cowan
    royal blue rag dress, blackvest, white shirt, black pants
    Fallin by Alicia Keyes for the PD part
    Jump into twizzles. Back twizzles
    Now into some quickstep
    Down with Love
    SL f/w ordinary
    Lift a little messy onthe arms

    Score: 38.07 into 1st place

    Natalie Wojton & Michael Soyfer
    blue shirt & black pants, red dress with blue fishbone on bodince and blue crinoline. asymmetrical skirt
    Decent twizzles
    When I was younger
    You are " the only exception" by Paramore written by Farro
    legline mismatch
    weak choctaw
    This stupid Heart no transition Heartbroken by Meaghan Smith
    f/w unison problems but not dull
    weak rotational lift to end
    Score: 35.69 into 2nd place

    Sameena Sheikh & Paul Bellantuono
    white long sleev business shirt black buttoned vest black pants
    red backless dress with fancy gold bodice and a black swatch of gauze stuck to the rhs of her waist.
    waltz to start basic steps then PD
    Not masquerade waltz but like that
    their timing does not match with each other first bit
    faster better now
    into tango
    square foot up in lift ?
    jump into twizzles missed the start of the second set
    besti squats in the s/l f/w
    rotational lift
    bent tango leg kick to end
    Score 30.11 into 4th

    Joylyn Yang & Jean-Luc Baker
    pink dress, black trim, lace up & tied back& black mittens
    frontof skirt is a drape in dk & lt pink
    There is a non-tiffed-ness look to this costume.
    Coat sort operetta prince black pants
    My favorite things in some foreign language
    s/l f/w
    he has flair
    leg lines don't match
    PD not great
    good kick
    simple weak rotational lift
    score: 37.03 into 2nd

    Gabrielle Friedenberg & Benjamin Nykiel
    Dark long sleeved mandarin collar dress, asymmetrical skirt
    He's all in black too
    Off to the funeral, er I mean Tango
    s/l step not complex Jump 3turns
    Unison OK
    Violin into the music
    Waltz Masquerade for the Viennese Waltz
    Beat not emphasized as I would like
    rotational lift
    steps into twizzles not bad unison out 2nd set a bit
    jump and stop
    Score 45.43 into 1st

    Maeve Pasco & Samuel Rashba
    Kiss From a Rose by Seal
    Rose pink dress sleeveless backless
    Black outfit work jumpsuit for the guy
    simple lever over the knee
    bad stumble that keeps stumbling in close hold
    Now that your rose is bloom
    both fall
    I've been kissed by a rose on the bed
    jump into twizzles and she falls again
    they stop and see the referee
    Somethings wrong with the blade
    They have 2 minutes to fix it.

    Start again from the twizzle sequence
    S/L slow but at least she stays up
    Lift to end.

    Score 18.92 in 8th place (last)

    And that's the end.

    There must be an extra level for jumping into your twizzles because so many teams are doing it.
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    Re: Junior Section B Short Dance

    Doris, thanks for the quick and detail report. What I heard some changes needed to get level 4 twizzles, e.g. jump into it or mirror image,etc. If they do the same level 4 twizzles as last year, they'll receive only level 3.

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    Junior B FD

    Lorraine McNamara & Qwynn Carpenter
    He's in a black suit and tie (short jacket)
    She's in a pale pastel pink dress with silver bodice trim
    Their performance is missing “On Demand”
    Score 47.84

    Larissa Van As & Troy Shindle, Vancouver SC
    He has a blue dinner jacket with black lapels and a white shirt and black pants.
    She has an entirely gold lame long dress with a deep V neckline.

    "Aint’ that a Kick In the head" Dean Martin

    Labored twizzles
    f/w sequence sl It went quite well with the music
    two foot lift crouched, she has both feet touching her head

    Different song
    "Longer than Always" Dean Martin

    She hangs under his leg by her knee lift. Cute
    Pair spin, pretty much to music. Stops and starts though
    This is a very 50’s FD
    Rotational lift to end

    Score: 46.28 into 2nd place.

    Heather Buckner and Nicholas Taylor
    He has a white tee shirt and a black open vest with T Shirt on the back and black pants
    DA She has a bright lemon yellow skirt with a wide black cummerbund With a big sequin stencil and a white short sleeved blouse. And a semi-ponytail hairbow. Yellow.
    Somehow I think, 50’s again, but rock this time? (Grease, ya think?)

    “Summer Lovin”
    “Hopeless Devoted to You”
    Some stumble in some slow f/w here
    “Greased Lightnin’”
    This does not feel like dirty bop and it should during the Greased LIghtnin
    Into twizzles. Very slow twizzles
    The besti squat thing works well, though in this segment
    Very simple slow spin
    To End.
    Score: 49.41 into 1st place

    Amanda Bertsch & Semen Kaplun
    Music: Amelie?
    Magenta rag skirt. Ruffle placket shirt/pants
    Well skated with long somewhat overcomplex lift
    59.86 into first

    Jenna Dzierzanowski & Vinny Dispenza
    Black one arm dress with big sequins and magenta underskirt. Black Jump suit. What you want to bet, Latin?
    Yup Latin.
    edges shallow on first f/w Music full of funny squeaks
    Take Off Your Coat Tangoy stuff -Spin Average
    SL lift over the knee hohum
    Some famous rhumba?
    Some trippiness on f/w
    not my cup of tea
    Another Latin rhythm
    seq twizzle way off Not on same timing
    Bows very polished
    40.43 5th

    Charlotte Lichtman Dean Copely
    He's in silver gray striped suit coat with tight striped leggings with a inset white shirt She's in V neck open black long sleeve dres
    Interesting pair spin position
    This was telling some kind of story but I'm not sure what.
    ETA: The music is Beetlejuice. Now I have to watch the program again!
    66.01 into 1st

    Anastasia Cannuscio & Colin McManus
    He's in black Red/orange sash deep v
    She's in Latin skirt
    Carmen, Habenera is the music
    twizzles out and he touches foot down
    nice back spiral for him with her in straight line lift on his foot
    close hold f/w nice
    better speed here
    some feel for the music
    flip over lift that actually has something to do with music
    What: Music from The Deer Hunter as a transition?
    pair spin. Some nice pos.
    another rhythm with guitars Carmen and drum machine
    rotational lift nice good drama by Anastasia. Nice little 1x jump by Colin.
    Good ending
    63? in 2nd

    Danielle Gamelin & Alexander Gamelin
    spangled magenta & chartreuse dress with ruffle
    black suit with chartreuse neck ruffle & ruffle cuffs
    Or Music is "Let's forget about it."
    Twizzles OK
    This is a good show
    Everybody hurts instrumental
    rot lift average
    Now some kind salsa? "Bingo Bango Bongo"?
    Ugly cartwheel thingie lift?
    59.90 in 3rd

    Milakirstie Kulsa & Eric Greengold
    I don't know the music
    royal blue halter dress
    twizzles badly out
    royal blue top black pants
    not very good
    unison out
    guitar music swap
    this complex lift is not smooth, position to position
    8th place

    Sameena Sheikh & Paul Bellantuono
    She's in white rag dress wide gold belt
    white underpants? redrag?
    simple back sl/lift
    2nd twizzles no forward movement to speak of
    Some GFB-"When You Believe" Mariah Carey perhaps?)
    Spin average. his sit position is nice
    "who knows what miracles you can achieve when you believe somehow you will When you believe"

    Middle eastern music
    He has white pants.
    Crossing guard shirt in back (blue, white diagonal, gold trim collar egyptian)
    Arm waving
    Up facing palms mideast end pose
    60.58 in 2nd

    Madeline Heritage & Nathaniel Fast
    She's wearing a table cloth wrapped around her.. He grey vest, white shirt black pants
    Twizzles way out 3 sets?
    "Winter to spring but I love you till the end of time"
    Song is "Come what may"
    "suddenly my life doesn't seem such a waste"
    spin average stops too much on the reverse
    av s/l lift into rotational that got a bit away from them
    really ugly rotational lift
    She dies on his lap to end ("Till my dying day" :ugh
    47.64 8th place
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    Senior SD

    Sr SD just finished.

    It was won by Chock& Zuerlein. Their Edith Piaf SD is much, much better than the FD. They used Milord, & Padam Padam.

    K/G-S were 2nd with a nicely performed number to The Trouble With Love, with Harvey & Gagnon were 3rd with a fast and rather sloppy dance (I couldn't place the music, but should have known it, part I think was Danse Macabre). Cannuscio & Lorello did a nice SD to Piano Man (Billy Joel) They just need some more speed at this point.

    More details later
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    Thank you a lot for your repoats, dorispulaski, againe

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    Junior Group A Short Dance

    Short Dance Jr A
    Viennese Waltz is the Pattern Dance

    Nicole Orford & Thomas Williams CAN

    He's in a red band jacket (think Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band) & Black pants, she in an orange and red dress and orange psychedelic dress

    “I once had a girl” (Norwegian Wood, Beatles)
    Viennese Waltz to open
    good speed
    nice chocktaw
    CD skated to decent music is more fun to watch.

    some lack of line unison on a kick
    missed a hand grip
    lift rotational on 2 levels

    Music switches to (Help! Beatles)
    sbs s/l f/w very nice
    there was a step down I didn't like
    quickstep sort of
    neat flipping lift that's hard to describe
    Quite enjoyable.

    Score: 46.83

    Milakirstie Kulsa & Eric Greengold SCNY
    He's in a black suit
    She's got a red sleeveless dress with one shoulder strap with a pointy hemline and a wide white bottom ruffle.

    start with a french song into the Waltz
    mess on the choctaw
    kick good
    2nd iteration better
    she puts in a quick spiral in the middle.
    Into some tango Roxane, really abrupt, no real transition
    twizzle sequence crossing, not even
    straight line footwork slow & too far apart. He tripped twice
    kind of a stumbly end

    Score: 22.87

    Amanda Bertsch & Semen Kaplun

    He has ecru ruffle shirt, black pants
    She has red dress with black sash belt
    white cap sleeves and white placket

    starts with the waltz
    "Have you Really Ever Loved a Woman"
    better speed
    some two footedness
    drag her around at the end of the second repetition
    jump into twizzles
    she didn't have enough revs 2nd set
    Side by side footwork: she put foot down
    he's better than she is.
    odd ending musically, but they finished on it
    Whole thing done as a waltz

    Score: 33.57 in 2nd

    Kara Vick & David Lenz

    Black dance length halter dress lots of sequins
    Masquerade Waltz
    whippy leg out twizzles arm behind back twizzle
    His weren't right.
    lift average
    another waltz
    not enough speed
    leg swing OK
    timing off or my computer is
    Now we have Mack the Knife as a quickstep
    not very quicksteppy
    and creepingly slow across the ice
    there was a bit of a pepper pot before
    the side by side straight line footwork
    kind of botched lift ending

    Score: 20.40 in 4th place

    Lauri Bonacorsi & Travis Mager

    He is in tails and tux shirt black pants
    She's in a peach pastel prom dress with a weird sash tail hanging from it- it's way too long
    Carousel Waltz
    Start with the Viennese
    nice kick
    nice choctaw nice speed
    decent timing
    speeds up
    PD quite good
    twizzles right into it and feet down all messed up
    In fact, really nothing good about this one element
    hydro move
    nice interaction between them
    interesting pickup into lift but easy lift

    Charlotte Lichtman & Dean Copely
    Odd suspenders, white shirt pants almost overallish
    red prom dress low cut
    twizzles 2nd good
    when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie-"That's Amore" by Dean Martin
    Viennese Waltz to this?
    into ending over knee
    "On an Evening in Roma" by Dean Martin
    f/w lost unison one point, and there was a stumbly twizz exit
    Lift average
    To end
    Odd. Just Odd.
    I think this was intended to be all waltz? because it wasn't tango or quickstep.

    Score: 48.41 in first place

    Danvi Pham & Vu Pham
    He's in dark red faux tux jacket and pants
    She in white dress with lots of red rags on arms and skirt and
    a sideways heart cut out. Way OTT outfit (true ice dance style)

    I don't recognize the music
    legs don't match. She needs more extension.
    cute as bugs
    PD first
    pretty good speed.
    twizzles out to lunch
    straight line footwork
    timing not bad
    Rotational lift smoothly landed
    is this a tango
    lift to end kneeling (is that OK for end new rules)
    Score 36.34 into 3rd place.

    Madeline Heritage & Nathaniel Fast
    She has a red orange backless halter style prom dress with spangled hemline.(pleasantly simple)
    He's in black tails and pants

    Little spin to start
    Twizzles out of unison
    To Mr. Bojangles as a waltz with whistling
    Into Westminster Waltz steps
    Not bad choctaw
    Quickstep with charlestony steps
    ha ha ha Thinking about the things we used to do
    "Walk in the park" song part into s/l f/w and he got lost in the middle of it Blew the element
    complicated and rather ugly combo lift


    Danielle Gamelin & Alexander Gamelin
    Teal v neck puffy sleeved shirt with black pants
    Spangly Teal spaghetti strap prom dress.
    "You're not alone"...(Song is "Keep holdng On!")
    twizzles he has one more rev
    PD good speed
    timing quite good
    nice edges
    cartwheel at end of PD
    Lift to end
    Quickstep abrut
    "What good is Music "It Don't Mean a Thing ( if it Aint Got that Swing)"
    Straight Line Footwork: not crazy about this element
    off center rotational lift
    to end in nice pose

    Score: 36.59 into 3rd

    Anastasia Cannuscio & Colin McManus
    Black v neck puffy sleeve shirt, black pants
    hot pink dress with long tail to one side
    silver trim
    A bit bare for juniors
    "This is a Man's World"
    Tiwzzles with legs out to the side and unison out
    start the PD
    something nice about the arm hold variations
    nice and smooth
    rotational lift to the end of it
    into Tango
    "I Bust the WIndows out Your Car"
    Straight Line Footwork: fairly close together, and worked well with the music.
    some dramatic hands
    end pose

    Different music choice
    Score: 40.56 into 3rd place

    Sara Aghai & Qwynn Dalmer CAN
    Tail coat black white tux shirt black pants
    royal blue dress wide straps black gloves and pearly ropes
    "If I had a golden umbrella" by Diana Decker, 1954
    into twizzles with a messed up 2nd set
    did they miss a step?
    rotational lift
    abrupt transition to
    "I Can't tell a Waltz froma Tango" by Patti Page
    Straight Line Footwork OK
    little lift to end
    Score 34.32 in 6th place

    Alexandra Aldridge & Daniel Eaton Detroit
    very pale blue pastel dress
    black tail coat blackpants tux shirt
    "Falling in love with love" as an instrumental
    Timing issues? Or is it me?
    Leg line not great
    Good kick
    little jump to end
    and abruptly into quickstep
    "Let's Face the Music and dance"
    Lots of feet down in twizzles
    straight line footwork not bad
    small lift to end

    Score: 43.50 into 3rd place

    Heather Buckner & Nicholas Taylor
    Royal blue dress white bodice, white hem edge long gloves,
    Quite pretty dress
    black tail coat and pants and white shirt

    Quickstep pepperpot start
    don't know the music
    off the beat lots of tuba
    straight line footwork slow she has bad trip
    twizzle sequence: 2nd set off
    into waltz
    timing off sometimes

    steps to roll in and out and rotational lift to end

    Score: 24.88 into 11th place.

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    Senior Short Dance

    Senior Short Dance
    The Golden Waltz is the pattern dance part of the program

    Shannon Wingle and Timothy McKernan
    She’s in light acid blue with a deep asymmetrical veed ffront
    Painted with white at the bottom
    He has a white shirt and black pants.
    Masquerade Waltz
    Right into the Golden Waltz
    Good speed
    Twizzles. He completely messes up the first set.
    Fast lift up to him on one leg going backward. Nice
    They slow down a lot in the straight line footwork
    Score: 43.61 into 1st of course

    Lauren Corry & Alexander Lorello
    He’s all in black with silver trims. She has on a red halter dress.
    Start with twizzles. He messes up the first ones
    “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica
    Into Golden Waltz.
    Overly careful in some of the turns
    Attitude turn sloppy.
    Dead stop abrupt transition to next part.
    Quickstep- Song is “Telephone” by Lady Gaga, I think
    Straight line footwork
    Lift with her in split. Not secure
    Score: 30.44 into 2nd place.

    Kristen Nardozzi & Robert Cuthbertson;
    blue sparkly shirt black pants
    light blue skirt . Bright blue bodice
    "Fallin" by Alicia Keyes
    jump into a rotational lift
    back bend and change directions
    Golden Waltz
    shoot the duck
    Turn after it not so good
    He's pulling her along; not too great
    into twizzles crossing they nearly run into each other
    straight line footwork to very slow section. She puts a foot down early.
    Lift to end way after the music.
    (3rd version of Fallin- this could get old.)
    Score: 31.51 into 2nd

    Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giulietti-Schmitt;
    Red dress. Black button vest white shirt and black pants
    "The trouble with Love Is" (not sure if this is Kelly Clarkson?)
    very smooth
    complex lift
    twizzles (jump into Some problem on 2nd set)
    Golden Waltz
    a few little leg line issues, but very sexy
    The attitude turn hopped
    straight line footwork-crossing very close. nice
    nice skid move
    Rotational lift to end.
    I liked this
    Score: 48.98 in 1st place

    Meredith Zuber & Kyle Herring
    black dress, a little too long a tail. Bathrobish somehow
    black shirt, gray vest & pants & tie on the boy
    Alicia Keyes "Fallin' " (AAAAAgain...)
    Lift with girl in split, her foot on his foot.
    Into Golden Waltz.
    Turn in the Shoot the duck not good
    Fast turns have timing issues
    Leg sloppy in attitude turn
    Twizzles (one way only? Did I miss the other set?)
    straight line footwork very slow relatively simple
    far apart too.
    Rotational lift to end
    Score: 35.33 into 3rd place.

    Isabella Cannuscio & Ian Lorello;
    Black v neck suit on the boy, and
    Orange shaded painted prom dress on the girl. Asymmetrical neckline.
    Music is Billy Joel's "Piano Man"
    nice skid turn
    nice twizzles with a waltz lilt (good touch, that)
    straight line steps quite close
    good attitude arms need work a little.
    "Sing us a song" to start the Golden Waltz.
    Into the lift
    Nice waltz feel to the whole thing.
    cartwheel onto his lap to end.
    Nice job. Just a little speed needed.
    Score: 45.18 into 2nd

    Natalie Feigin & Ievgenii Krasniak;
    Hot pink dress. White shirt black pants
    Song is "What's New Pussycat"
    Golden Waltz to start;
    leg line issue
    Light humorous treatment of the dance
    Taps her on the nose "pussycat nose" to end the Golden Waltz
    Twizzles not terrible. A little slow onforward motion
    Song is "Baby it's Cold Outside"
    Straight line footwork, average
    Lift kind of blown and very labored
    Still, kind of fun.
    Score: 34.18 into 5th

    Madison Chock & Greg Zuerlein

    He's in a black tee & black pants.
    She's in a black dress with really clunky looking
    black practice leggings.
    French songs by Edith Piaf-starts with "Milord"
    crossing sl steps
    This is quite good
    Different Piaf song-"Padam, Padam"
    into Twizzles, good ones!
    into Golden Waltz
    nice dramatic gestures
    Much better than their FD
    fast rotational lift on 2 levels
    end a hair late, otherwise very good.
    52.31 into first, well deserved.

    Katharine Zeigler & Baxter Burbank
    White suit coat with naval touches, black pants
    white dress hot pink trim
    do ya "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley (not sure of the performer?)
    straight line footwork nicely to music
    twizzles a little off but good
    into Golden Waltz: stumble by him
    rotatational lift to slow part
    Quite pleasant
    Score: 37.76 into 9th.

    Tarrah Harvey & Keith Gagnon; CAN
    black suit for Keith with red shirt
    black dress for Tarrah with red and black crinoline material under it
    Straight Line footwork well done
    it is clearly tango though
    cannon booms
    waltz of something or other classical I should remember, I think Dance Macabre?
    They are not doing the Golden Waltz turns not all that well. They set this to a fast timing,
    and perhaps it was not the greatest idea.
    Into twizzles he has trouble with holding his foot
    Good speed, but a touch sloppy, especially in the Golden Waltz
    score: 46.85 into 3rd place

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    Junior FD, Group A

    During the Group A free dance, we had a terrible thunder storm, including a tornado warning, and lost power and the internet. I watched the Group A FD today, and here's my report:

    Danvi Pham and Vu Pham
    She has black leggings with fringes and a black very sequinned top
    He has white pants and a stylized vest over white.
    She's wearing a very long pig tail.

    Kind of a near east program with lots of palms up motions, and angular arm and leg positions.

    They look very young and cute as bugs.

    They jump into the twizzles which are all disjointed, They were supposed to be split jump into twizzles.
    Then there's a cool lift entrance where she jumps on his back and then twists around into a more usual position.
    Interesting spin entry.
    They both fall in a lift,
    Score: 46.84 Includes a 2 point penalty for both falling.

    Sarah Aghai & Qwynn Dahmer Vancouver

    music box mechanical noises, then ooo ooo ooo
    She has folk dress with a crinoline under the skirt? French folk?
    He has a vest/pants/shirt

    Some French number Piaf?

    average lift. average twizzles. Nice flow for young juniors.
    labored spin position and the crinoline gets away from her.
    crinkling saran noises and drums

    Nice close holds
    who ahoo and other funny noises

    strumming on a guitar
    fall on rotational lift
    Voodoo gaga song

    problems with final position including she put a hand down.

    44.10 (2nd place) (5.0 points worth of penalties )

    Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton
    I should recognize this song. Romeo & Juliet
    Girl in average blue dance dress, guy in black v neck
    jumpsuit with sparkling v edging, lacing and stripe on puffy sleeve
    Flip into lift very complex
    change of music
    twizzle one foot nice
    pull through
    girl cross his knee lift
    30 seconds or so of posing
    into steps to spin
    Spin. rather slow and I don't know whether they got the revs
    on the second direction
    to end.
    Nobody died at the end. Good for R&J.

    Score. 66.53 into first.

    Natalie Wojton and Michael Soyfer,
    Crayon box dress in primary colors in stripes on the skirt and an orange bodice.
    Black suit with green and orange on it
    Twizzles OK
    Air guitar by boy
    Lift rotational
    French song I don't recognize it, but it reminds me of a
    French version of The Searchers' "Bumblee" song, "Oo EE you hurt me like a bee, a bumblebee, an evil bumblebee?"
    A different French song
    Much da da ing
    Spin kind of slow and lost its center at the end
    drums & another song
    A jive thing
    Split lift. She does not have good leg positions.
    Slide under to end.
    Score: 48.90 into 2nd place

    Anastasia Olson and Jordan Cowan
    Orange shirt black pants, suspenders
    She has a red and orange dress
    Drums to start this is definitely a 40's jive thing
    "Who's your daddy yes I am" "Zoot Suit Riot" is the song.
    It's got the right feel for the period
    Then into
    "Don't you feel my leg" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, I think
    Blues now
    Standard across the leg lift
    Really nice quick spin
    Jump into twizzles which really works with this music
    Messed up the exit from the second to last lift
    Flip over lift exit to end.
    Score: 58.93

    Laurie Bonacorsi and Travis Mager
    Yellow and black wide striped vest, white shirt, bow tie, black pants with a stripe. He has a spike on hair that doesn't work with the outfit or the 40's.
    Red dress with Yellow under skirt & red gloves
    I don't know the first song, but this is a swing, jitterbug program.
    "Business of Love" is second song.
    Lift with her lying flat on his back
    Rotational lift with her hanging in a ball off his arm
    They are having some sort of problem and stop skating.
    Song is now "Hey Pachuco"
    Long delay, and they resume
    Good speed at the end-It's still "Hey Pachuco"
    Cool last lift-she lies back and he kneels on her leg
    Flip to end.
    Score: 58.58 (this includes a 2 point penalty for the stoppage.)

    Janine Halstead and Robert Knopf
    He's in black with a black stripe down the leg
    She's in black with gold hem ruffle and a thinner version of a ruffly clown collar in black and gold
    Music is sort of bride of the grandfather of Zorro.
    Lots of Lala lala ing.
    Across the leg lift one way and then the other
    la la lala
    twizzles a mess he puts a foot down and the second set hardly starts
    The footwork is not working either the steps aren't to the music
    Spin that makes it up to average
    She has a nice subtle sideways position that works with Latin in the spin
    Rotational lift
    arm changes like hokeypokey or something
    They're exhausted.
    I hope this impoves as the season goes on.

    Score: 43.03, including a one point penalty. (And there was an error in the score as reported live)

    Nicole Orford, and Thomas Williams
    She's in a royal blue dress with a rag skirt with a one side strap on the shoulder
    Black pants, grey/silver shirt, royal blue vest with a point in the back, white edging, and a kind of sewed on loose ascot in front.
    Music sounds like the soundtrack to something or other. I don't recognize it.
    I thought there was a foot down when it shouldn't have in the
    first footwork sequence. Good speed, and smooth.
    into spin. Good speed in the spin.
    nice leg out to the side twizzles, then arms behind the back twizzles,
    well done.
    Straightline lift, rather simple
    He's going back on one leg, she's lifted in front of him
    footwork sequence
    rotational lift. Again a simple one.
    Simple lift to end.
    They skated this with a lot of speed and conviction.

    Score: 67.68 into first.

    Joylyn Yang and Jean-luc Baker

    She's in a brown/gold dress, asymetrically cut, gold belt,
    He's in a white shirt with a v neck with a black lace & black pants
    Start in a spin
    "Round like in a spiral in an every spinning wheel"
    doing a footwork sequence
    Song is "In the Windmills of Your Mind" (male singer)
    into a lift that kind of reverse, interesting shapes
    This is quite nice
    she sits on his knee, up into standing on his knee lift
    slight stumble apart a bit on a back twizzle bit
    "the color of her hair" in the song and then they switch
    to a different singer (female) same song with a different beat.
    steps to end.
    A little monotonous, but the choreo matches the music very well. And they skated very smoothly. I could see them on the JGP.

    Score: 61.95 into 3rd place.

    Kara Vick, and David Lenz

    He's in a royal blue shirt and black pants.
    She's in a white strapless dress with a royal blue edge around the top and a v back.
    Start in a combo lift into a biellman rotational lift.
    footwork sequence
    Kind of slow across the ice
    Violin music, I don't recognize it.
    She messes the first twizzle. they do 3 sets.
    Into the spin. Slow, leg positions need work.
    faster music to drum machine
    He had a stumbly two foot bit
    Simple back straight line lift
    Rotational lift with very bad leg positions to end in a pose
    Score 42.12 into 10th.

    Gabrielle Friedenberg and Benjamin Nykiel

    He's all in gray with a silver random streak down the side
    She's wearing a light blue spangly dress painted into pink in a rag skirt, and it isn't particularly becoming
    Sounds of water. She appears to be sitting on his knee
    Moonlight sonata
    but with drum machine
    twizzles he has problems on the first set but no foot down
    Lift, she in spit, one foot on his foot
    Footwork. She foot down slight stumble
    Spin average
    The drum machine keeps going
    rotational lift
    She goes into a split, her leg supported by his nonskating leg, nonlift
    Lift her in Biellman. (Three very similar lifts in this program)
    End to water sounds with her dead over his knee.

    Score 55.90 into 6th place.
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 08-09-2010 at 07:10 PM.

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