Yankee Polka SD next year

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  1. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    Shibutani's should be happy. Who else?
     
  2. aka_gerbil

    aka_gerbil Rooting for the Underdogs

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    So far, Shibutani's are the only team I've managed to picture skating the YP.
     
  3. hlp728

    hlp728 Active Member

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    I could see W/P, Gilles/Poirier, Aldridge/Eaton, Samuelson/Gilles, Cappellini/Lanotte, Combes/Buckland pulling off the perk needed for this. But hey, some of the Chinese teams brought perk to the Latin dances so maybe even the Yankee Polka.

    What kind of music will be used? Zydeco Bluegrass? Americana? Polka? Tejano? Irish? Norteno?
     
  4. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

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    Lawrence Welk. ;)
     
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  5. Lacey

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    I have seen skaters who one would have thought were in great shape absolutely sputter on the quickness of the YP.
     
  6. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    REALLY????? Oh man, this will be priceless. I remember some pretty funny YP costumes a few seasons back. It'll be worth it for the costume voids alone.

    Just to whet everyone's whistle:
    Faeilla/Scali
    Virtue/Moir
    Belbin/Agosto
    Davis/White
    Samuelson/Bates (GREEEEEN!!!)
    Pechalat/Bourzat
    Domnina/Shabalin
    Zaretskis
    Fraser/Lukanin, who thought they were going to skate a Latin dance?
    Khoklova/Novitski
    Estonians who came from the circus
    Del/Schoen doing the slutty barmaid/cowboy shtick
    Zad/Verbillo, featuring Dayglo ice cream cones on the chest
    Hokey country/western from the Kerrs

    Oh my. Just THINK of the many ebullient possibilities!!
     
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    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

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    Oh my god, costume crazy awesome!! :rofl: I seriously can't wait to see what kind of fashion barriers are going to be broken.
     
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  10. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    Wheee! I love the YP.

    Both D&S teams in 2008 had great Yankee Polkas.
     
  11. pat c

    pat c Well-Known Member

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    Very impressive. :) Costumes were pretty good too. :lol:
     
  12. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    I really miss compulsories.
     
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  13. aka_gerbil

    aka_gerbil Rooting for the Underdogs

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    So do I, along with original dances. :(
     
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    Hilarious. Can't you see the conversations that could have happened around this...

    "I think the short dance concept is working!"
    "I don't"
    "Why, any compulsory dance could be turned into an unique and seamless short dance!"
    "Not true"
    "Name me a cd that won't work and THAT will be the pattern next season"
    "The Yankee Polka"
     
  15. casken

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  16. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    I kind of like that O Susanna music -- does it meet the tech requirements?

    (Though I hope if any of the guys wear chaps that they don't have the weird fringe Schoen's had.)
     
  17. skateboy

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    Love, love, LOVE the Yankee Polka! (Hate the short dance, though...)
     
  18. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

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    It's one SD that I hope a lot of teams will go with Polkabration! :) throughout, rather than polky waltzes.

    In 2003, it was polka, march, and waltz for the Grand Ball OD; that worked very well, I though.
     
  19. beepbeep

    beepbeep Resident Rude Brazilian

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    Word!

    And I hate the yankee polka...
     
  20. alhrayth

    alhrayth New Member

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    I hate the SDs as a concept... I miss the CDs! But still... a Yankee Polka SD could prove to be so awful, that it couldp provide us with lots, lots, lots of snarky commentary... which would be more entertaining than the SD itself!
     
  21. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer:

    Garden Kitty, where are you? Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer2:

    Me too.

    I lurrrrrrrrrrrrved these costumes of P/B. :swoon: It's one of the few costumes I always think back of.
     
  22. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Tobias should be in her perky element, too (from Tobias/Stagiunas team)
     
  23. miffy

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    That's faantastic! Yankee Polka was my favourite CD.

    I miss the music from the CD's. Some of them were really catchy. :eek:
     
  24. sap5

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    I really like the YP CD music. It's so unabashedly perky.
     
  25. Dragonlady

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    After sitting through all those dreadful Yankee Polkas in Hamilton, still you want more? You are one sick and twisted puppy, Miffy.

    Yes, it will be great for the Shibs, but what about Weaver & Poje? That CD was created for SHORT people. Capellini & LaNotte do an incredible YP. W&P, not so much.
     
  26. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I loved that afternoon! It was fantastic.
     
  27. pp55

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    Definitely it will be interesting. I love this dance.

    Question: will they have to do 2 patterns of Yankee Polka in SD?
     
  28. Japanfan

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    I like it too, but I still don't care for the SD and preferred the CD and OD format. Having to integrate the set pattern and free skating continues to appear problematic to me in that it diminishes the strength of both. At best the free part ends up seeming like just an extension of the compulsory, it's the exception to the norm IMO for the opposite to occur, which I think would be the objective.

    I think I'm finding it worse this year than as it was with the waltz last here and am wondering if it will be difficult to extend or incorporate the YP.
     
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  29. ~tapdancer~

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    Love the Yankee Polka! Was one of my faves from D/W.
     
  30. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    Wheeee! I've been wishing for a YP SD, but I wasn't sure it would happen. I actually expected them to go with the Finnstep next year. I'm really looking forward to next season's SD. I've never been a fan of the latin ODs/CDs/SDs anyway. I hope we get some :inavoid: polkas next year :)