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Shyjosie
10-22-2012, 09:03 PM
Denkova & Staviski had excellent compulsories. They had a very nice Ravensburger waltz in 2006.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UvuNYYmH_k
And their rhumba in 2007 was fantastically aggressive (their posture was a bit too forward at times though).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQugomdzUpM
Absolutely fantastic, if you ask me. They once said in an interview that they loved the compulsories!

overedge
10-22-2012, 10:38 PM
Did T/D trace their patterns at 94 olympics ?


Of course they did. No one unless they were named Fusar-Poli and Margaglio was going to place that high at an international competition in the compulsory dance era without being damn good at the CDs. And Torvill and Dean were among the best of all time.

caseyedwards
10-22-2012, 10:56 PM
Domnina and shabalin's tango romantica won euros when they lost the od and FD to Faiella and scali and then they won the Olympic cd placing third in od and FD!! It was so good! You can luxuriate in it's greatness!

Macassar88
10-22-2012, 11:02 PM
Domnina and shabalin's tango romantica won euros when they lost the od and FD to Faiella and scali and then they won the Olympic cd placing third in od and FD!! It was so good! You can luxuriate in it's greatness!

Imagine if Shabalin's knees weren't so messed up! Their CD's would have been even better!

lulu
10-22-2012, 11:48 PM
Domnina and shabalin's tango romantica won euros when they lost the od and FD to Faiella and scali and then they won the Olympic cd placing third in od and FD!! It was so good! You can luxuriate in it's greatness!

I had even less technik when it came to cds in 2010 and the DomShabs Olympic cd stood out even to me as being exceptionally good. :swoon:

Thanks everyone for providing so many good videos, they're a feast for the eyes! I'm not surprised that T&D, K&P and G&P (among others) had so many good cds, particularly T&D's 1984 cds.

I think that V&M, given their excellent technique, would likely dominate the cds if they were still inplace, and that makes me sort of sad that we no longer get to see examples of excellent (and less face it, a lot more examples of less than excellent :P) cds.

I'm not sure what my favorite cd is-it really depends on the quality of the couple performing it, but I think without a doubt the most fun is the Finn Step. :40beers: I'm not surprised at all the cd was inspired by R&K's quickstep.

gk_891
10-23-2012, 01:30 AM
This is The Blues (http://www.ice-dance.com/main/technical-reference/dance-patterns-descriptions/blues) CD, one of the many compulsory dances invented in England in the 1930s.

The Midnight Blues (http://www.ice-dance.com/main/technical-reference/dance-patterns-descriptions/midnight-blues) didn't exist as an ice dance in 1994 -- that was one of the more complicated dances added recently to raise the bar in compulsory dances at the senior level before CDs as a separate phase of competition were eliminated. So far it was only used in the 2003 and 2004 seasons; here's an example (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svr2eYsTTaY). I wonder if it will ever find its way into the Short Dance. Shame to waste all the effort that went into developing it.

Didn't know that, thanks.

Vash01
10-24-2012, 09:18 PM
Imagine if Shabalin's knees weren't so messed up! Their CD's would have been even better!

If his knees were not messed up, their OD and FD would have also been much better.