Posted by: wagrobanite | 02/08/2014

Team Event – Ice Dance – Short Dance

Huang/Zheng (CHN)
–    Quickstep/Foxtrot/Quickstep (Music)
–    Okay first twizzles… could have a higher free leg
–    Good ballroom hold. Would like to see a tiny bit closer
–    Nice smooth exits on the twizzles
–    Could use a bit more speed through the last ending section but overall good program for a country that isn’t strong in ice dance
–    Score:  47.88

Heekin-Canedy/Dun (URK)
–    Quickstep/Foxtrot/Charleston (music)
–    Good speed in that first portion of the required dance
–    Good twizzles. But would like to see their free leg higher up
–    Good flow across the ice and keeping up the speed
–    Score: 49.19

Reed/Reed (JPN)
–    These two are also Americans but they represent Japan
–    Quickstep/Foxtrot/Quickstep
–    Lost syncho in their first twizzles, picked it back up in the second and third
–    Good speed
–    Nice line to their step sequence
–    Overall a very nice skate
–    Score: 52.00

Zhiganshina/Gazsi (GER)
–    Foxtrot/quickstep
–    Very interesting costumes
–    First twizzles were a little far apart
–    Got a little far apart in their step sequence but came back together
–    Need a bit more snap in that required patterned step
–    Very nice rotating lift
–    Score: 58.04

Coomes/Buckland (GB)
–    Foxtrot/Quickstep/Swing
–    Decent twizzles, something was slightly off with them
–    First required pattern, ok, good speed
–    Cute expression
–    Score:  52.93 (-1.00 deduction either from over tie or rotational lift went too long)

Pechalat/Bourzat (FRA)
–    Foxtrot/Quickstep/Charleston
–    A little far in their first twizzles but back together on the second
–    Not a fan her armbands. They look like elbow pads
–    Would like to see a little pep in that quickstep move
–    Good speed in the required pattern
–    A tiny bit slow going into that lift
–    Score: 69.15

Cappellini/Lanotte (ITY)
–    Quickstep/Foxtrot/quickstep
–    Okay twizzles, a little loss of synch on the first ones
–    First patterned step is clean
–    Just slightly out of synch on the first part of their step sequence
–    Not a fan of that lift position. It’s hard to tell if she’s in a haircutter or a full split. Judges will probably deduct for it
–    Score:  64.92 (UG looks like some of levels weren’t there, thought they were better than the French)

Bobrova/Soloviev (RUS)
–    Quickstep/slow foxtrot/quickstep (WTF is a slow foxtrot?!)
–    That dress is… bright!
–    A bit far a part
–    Good first patterned step
–    A bit slow on that twizzles
–    Intricate lift
–    Score: 70.27 (oversocre! Definitely some home scoring going on…)

Virtue/Moir (CAN)
–    Quickstep?
–    Nice mirrored step sequence
–    Tessa lost second twizzles that’s not normal for this couple!
–    Good patterned step
–    Good rotational lift. Nice haircutter position
–    Score: 72.98 (looks like that broken twizzle didn’t hurt them too bad)

Davis/White (USA)
–    NOT a fan of Meryl’s dress
–    Foxtrot/Quickstep/Foxtrot (My Fair Lady medley)
–    Excellent step sequence
–    Just slightly off on their second twizzles
–    Nice Finn step pattern
–    Love this rotational lift!
–    Score: 75.98

Leaders:
Davis/White
Moir/Viture
Bobrova/Solooviw

Teams:
Russia
Canada
USA
France
China
Japan
Germany

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