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allezfred
03-01-2012, 04:25 PM
Umm-a Finnstep is one of the most watched skating youtube videos of all time (currently over 1.5 million page views!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rwAgMg09v8



I think that was by far the most entertaining CD event ever. We had Boobleva, Domnina/Shabalin falling, the Greeks skipping parts of the pattern because it was too difficult (but still beating 2nd Azeris :rofl: ) and Bourzat snarking afterwards that the dance didn't require deep edges. :rofl:

DORISPULASKI
03-01-2012, 04:44 PM
The Euros CD was :kickass: !! for sure.

I am so glad we are going to see the Finnstep again :swoon:
All that quickstep bouncing is sure to produce more costume failure drama.

Beside, I loved R&K, and seeing the Finnstep scheduled always reminds me to go back and watch their Borsalino OD, from which the Finnstep was derived.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ieH0uk-cks

And it will be interesting as heck to see what the ISU picks for the key points. Will the tech panel need super slo mo instead of regular slo mo to watch? :rofl:

Frau Muller
03-01-2012, 05:37 PM
Wow, two of my favorites! Yankee Polka -- Shibs will OWN it! -- then the Finnstep for the Olympic year. Oh, yeahhhhh!!!!! Love the bouncing on toepicks!

Conga
03-01-2012, 06:14 PM
The Juniors can include Hip Hop in their SD's as indicated in the IceNetwork article below. The skaters have to check the lyrics for obscenities...can't wait for that!

For the Seniors, the Yankee Polka can be combined with any style of Polka, March or Waltz rhythm

The 2013/2014 senior dance is the Finnstep.

http://www.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120229&content_id=26917584&vkey=ice_news

Why do you think an effort to get a younger audience is focused on the Juniors? Other than those that are already fans, who is going to pay any attention? I know that many of the posters here do not think it is important to try to "market" to new fans, but the ISU is at least aware that it is vital to the sport.

Now, I like the Yankee Polka and I love a good waltz, but we had waltz combinations in last season's SD and IIRC the Golden CD the season before. I would have liked to see something for the Senior SD that could pull in younger audiences (and I daresay that neither the concept nor the music selections for the Yankee will do it :slinkaway) and then move to the demanding Yankee or Finnstep for the Olympic year.

I will be watching the Juniors next season in hopes of seeing some fun swing and great blues programs and out of curiosity to see who is willing to include hip hop and can do it well.;)

Conga
03-01-2012, 06:31 PM
Wow, two of my favorites! Yankee Polka Oh, yeahhhhh!!!!! Love the bouncing on toepicks!

And do you think they will resurface the ice more frequently?:)

Frau Muller
03-01-2012, 06:36 PM
And do you think they will resurface the ice more frequently?:)

They'll have to plug-in the holes and ruts, for sure. I really enjoyed watching the Finnstep at Euros a couple of seasons ago. It would be wonderful of Rahkamo/Kokko may be present in Sochi, to witness their dance at an Olympics. What a turn of luck! I remember when R/K were asked to change their Polka OD (or OSP) during the 1991/92 Olympic season, because it was considered to be too risque.

As for Hip-hop....all I can say is: That theme kills beauty and glamour. They'll just wear dirty street clothes. 'Nuff said.

Conga
03-01-2012, 06:44 PM
As for Hip-hop....all I can say is: That theme kills beauty and glamour. They'll just wear dirty street clothes. 'Nuff said.

Well, I doubt that the "dirty street clothes" will be without sparkle ;) But isn't that part of the problem with all these mashups of rhythm? How does one design a polka costume that works with a waltz? And although I vote for a single rhythm, I think maintaining a polka for the full SD would be quite a feat for most teams and we won't see it often.

GarrAarghHrumph
03-01-2012, 07:13 PM
I think that was by far the most entertaining CD event ever. We had Boobleva, Domnina/Shabalin falling, the Greeks skipping parts of the pattern because it was too difficult (but still beating 2nd Azeris :rofl: ) and Bourzat snarking afterwards that the dance didn't require deep edges. :rofl:

I remember speaking to the guy from the second AZE couple soon after this event. He told me they'd learned the CD from videos, and when they got to Euros and saw the others in practice sessions, realized they were doing it wrong. So they had to relearn the dance on the practice ice at the event itself.

Subway
03-01-2012, 08:09 PM
They'll have to plug-in the holes and ruts, for sure. I really enjoyed watching the Finnstep at Euros a couple of seasons ago. It would be wonderful of Rahkamo/Kokko may be present in Sochi, to witness their dance at an Olympics. What a turn of luck! I remember when R/K were asked to change their Polka OD (or OSP) during the 1991/92 Olympic season, because it was considered to be too risque.

As for Hip-hop....all I can say is: That theme kills beauty and glamour. They'll just wear dirty street clothes. 'Nuff said.

Hip hop dancers' clothes are as clean as anyone's.

AJ Skatefan
03-01-2012, 09:53 PM
Speaking of hip hop dances, I'm surprised no one mentioned this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKLytqEmFMk

HSGP21
03-01-2012, 11:41 PM
Umm-a Finnstep is one of the most watched skating youtube videos of all time (currently over 1.5 million page views!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rwAgMg09v8



Perhaps this is what the Olympic Committee is going for :P They might be feeling that the attention on the OD was less in 2010 than it was in 2006 where we had the falls and skimpy outfits, and want to spice it up a little :)

MacombSk8rMom
03-02-2012, 12:04 AM
With so many teams training in Michigan, it would be great to see someone do some hip hop by Eminem, a Detroit area native.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdRVP6cx48M

"Love the Way You Lie" is great for the love/hate relationship going on in the lyrics. Lots of potential for drama!

hlp728
03-02-2012, 01:53 AM
So with the March rhythm, will there be some John Phillip Sousa music like the Stars and Strips Forever? If so I am thinking about a routine based on Stripes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wr3imOyEZw)or Private Benjamin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co-VZiZNHfU). Oo, how about a Star Wars Program (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8ZTTsiJupo)(thinking Samuelson and Gilles since they tweeted about seeing it recently). Or a Peter and the Wolf March (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctsWdUaHsHM)? Barnum and Bailey theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUy9mkOd2Us)anyone? Are University Fight songs considered marching music?

I will take march music over polka anyday.

operagirl
03-02-2012, 02:07 AM
With over SEVEN MILLION views, this is the best ice skating hip hop ever!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBxpjtcBAG8

Aussie Willy
03-02-2012, 02:07 AM
If it is marching, I want to see a couple dress as Mr Gumby and skate to the Liberty March, or better known as the Monty Python theme music.

They can get their heads stuck in the gate.

Or they could do a interpretive version of the Dead Parrot sketch.