Posted by: wagrobanite | 10/14/2013

Week 4

No audio post this week, sorry! Things got a little crazy. But still have some thoughts!

Jack and Cheryl – Quickstep
– He needs to tuck his butt under him. His frame is getting better and better. Definitely still needs work but it’s better than last week. It was a pretty good dance over all. One last thing? He needs to close this mouth. It was hanging open the whole entire dance and it was distracting.
Score: 8, 8, 8=24 Fair

Elizabeth and Val – Argentine Tango
– They needed more body contact while in hold. While not as much as needed as in tango but it’s still needed. And in their dance it wasn’t there as much as it should be. They were farther apart than I’d like. She also needs to stretch through the knee, all the way down to her foot. She was pretty flat footed in the sense there was no stretch/point. This dance also wasn’t as sharp as I thought it was should be. I was kind of disappointed because her lines could put itself towards a great Argentine Tango.
Score: 9, 9, 9 = 27 (Over-scored in my opinion)

Brant and Peta Salsa
– Not a whole lot of Salsa content… And what was there was awkward. Brant has so much potential and I was disappointed in this. Peta spent way to much time focus on the lifts (or the lack of overhead lifts. Which aren’t in Salsa anyway!) and it showed in the content of this dance. She should have focused on having great content and worried less about the lifts. It could have been an amazing dance 😦
Score: 7, 7, 7 = 21 (fair)

Valerie and Tristan Viennese Waltz
– The VW is required to be in hold the entire dance and this wasn’t. She also lost choreography and it was way to slow for a Viennese waltz. This was more of a waltz than a Viennese Waltz.
Score: 6, 6, 6 = 18 (should have been even lower)

Leah and Tony – cha cha
– She lacked hip action and it was a little slow for a Cha cha. She, however, looks a lot more comfortable about dancing and being in front of a live audience.
Score: 8, 8, 8 =24 (fair)

Corbin and Karina – Paso Doble
– I want to thank Karina for keeping it very traditional. It was very much appreciated! This is one of the best dances of the night. The only complaint I have with him (other than being a trained dancer. That’s beside the point) is that he, like Jack, needs to keep his butt tucked under him.
Score: 9, 9, 9 = 27 (definitely the right score)

Nicole and Sasha – Jive
– It was cute and I knew she would be well suited for this dance. Her flicks were good but she needs to point her feet. The choreography was great but I would have definitely preferred this dance if she was in heels.
Scores: 8, 8, 8 = 24 (fair)

Christina and Mark Foxtrot
– To me, this was the most boring dance of the night. It was the same old dance, same old choreography. there was a lot of foxtrot moves but not “one” couple. I completely agree with Julianne in that it was like two separate dancers.
Score: 8, 8, 8 = 24 (over-scored a tad)

Amber and Derek – Tango
– I don’t know what the judges were smoking while they watched this but this was just an okay tango. Her feet were flat and not as crisp as they could be and they lacked the connection that should be in tango. In tango, the hips should be touching 90% of the time. Theirs weren’t.
Score: 9, 9, 9 = 27 (over-scored)

Bill and Emma – Samba
– Lacked hip action, not to mention his samba walks were… not there. Overall it was cute but it lacked content
Score: 7, 7, 7 = 21 (Over-scored. This didn’t deserve the same score was Brant.)

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