Excerpt: The 2012 World Junior silver medalists were one of the few teams to avoid getting a level one for any of their elements at the JGPF. They met five out of six key points in their Blue Patterns, and a level two on their circular steps.Ther level four straight line lift and twizzles were strong, and earned many positive Grades of Execution (GOE).

"We changed the lift (which was only level two at the first event), and I think the compulsory dance improved a lot," said Stepanova. "We’ve worked on all aspects that we made mistakes on in earlier events."

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