... could you still tell what they are skating to? Or are they using the music at all? This clip prompted my to start this thread. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GDdHQmcK7g After the other discussion on the judging system, I also think this is also relevant. Anyway the reason why I posted was I watched this clip without the sound. Even without the costume, this is a fantastic example of a the skater fully using the music and give a very clear impression about what they are doing to it. And you get a clear picture of the type of music as well. Music is the starting point for any program. I am always disappointed to see skaters skating through the music as if it doesn't matter and has no bearing on their performance. Or the choreography has very little relationship to the music.