Yankee Polka SD next year

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  1. Garden Kitty

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    Meeeeee!!!!!! Yankee Polka almost makes up for the annoyance that was this year's short dance. I expect most of them to be horrid and I'll love every single tacky costume!!
  2. Ziggy

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    Yankee Polka is one of the most awesome CDs.

    We're gonna see a lot of trashy SDs and country bumpkin programs. It will be hilariously bad. :cheer:
  3. skatingfan04

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    :D I'm actually somewhat excited by the prospect of this. I actually expect that a lot of teams will do really well with this. I think each SD will either be really good, or a complete trainwreck, though. I don't think there can be an in-between with this dance. That being said, I'm excited by the prospect of interesting music choices.
  4. shan

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    At first glance, I read this as Bathroom Polka... :lol:

    That is so bad it's :rofl: Thanks for posting! Hearing that guy singing the lyrics is the best!! "You're ups then you're down..."
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    Weird Al is the first thing I think of when it comes to the word "polka." I wonder if anyone will use his music for the SD. Or does that cross the line from slightly silly into zany-in-a-bad-way territory? Well, for one thing, next year's SD will not be boring.

    I personally think the Ukrainian polka version of "Hot N Cold" is better than the original. :D
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  7. essence_of_soy

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    As long as Paul Porrier brings some of that fantastic level 4 chest hair like he did in the Latin SD at Canadians, I'm in.
  8. briancoogaert

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    So do I.
    We see this season that it's difficult to insert a compulsory in a short dance. I can't even imagine what will be the results with the Yankee Polka !!!!
  9. DORISPULASKI

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    http://www.ice-dance.com/images/stories/pdf/compulsory/YankeePolka.pdf


    What are your guesses for the 6 key points (3 per half of the dance)? I haven't a clue, really.

    I'm thinking probably the closed choctaw (both man and lady) will go for two of them, but what about the others.

    Perhaps step 16 for both as the 3rd point for the first half (where not doing a rocker instead of an outside 3 will be key)?

    In the second sequence,

    steps 32-33 for the lady?

    Maybe the wide steps in 45 - 47 for both?
  10. casken

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    Here's a Yankee Polka Compulsory instructional video as demonstrated by Usova and Zhulin, if people want to get a closer look at the steps and have some explanation to go along with them. I'm not sure where it comes from but seems pretty official.
  11. LilJen

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    Interesting question. It's a whole lot longer than 2 patterns of the rhumba. . . How would you fit in all the required elements?
  12. DORISPULASKI

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    I suspect like the GW, they will do one pattern, split in 2 pieces.

    The U&Z video I believe is from a commissioned set of instructional ice dance videos? I think by the ISU, but it could be a federation??
  13. Subway

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    I don't like the short dance but the yankee polka is a favorite cd. :) I hope one doesn't wreck the other. Tessa Virtue had a Yankee Polka cd dress that opened like an umbrella when she spun in 2007. That was worth first place by itself, and I'm not even taking into account the little braided buns at her temples.
  14. nikjil

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    Yes!!! Between the crazy costumes, somewhere I have photos of a team in red, white, and blue polka outfits, and the music (didn't someone find a polka version of Madonna for one of the folk ODs?), this should be a hoot.
  15. jenlyon60

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    The Beiers ... their OD in 2007.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh2_Ns_JfnY
  16. Garden Kitty

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    :D I found a photo of her skirt: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3124/2840130652_b3a2aab9e0_o.jpg
    and another:
    http://images.china.cn/images1/200802/421431.jpg

    Here are also some blasts from the past:
    Davis & White
    Weaver/Poje
    Crone/Poirier
    Hann-McCurdy & Coreno

    Lots and lots of yankee polka photos And more!
    :lol:those are some sleeves!

    A different kind of yankee polka ;)
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  18. bbkenn

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    I agree with this.
  19. casken

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    OMG, thank you for reminding me of that. :lol:

    It's already ridiculous, but then you remember they're brother and sister. :rofl:
  20. Ziggy

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    Integrating YP into SD will be so easy.

    posing with toe-steps
    stroke stroke stroke stroke stroke stroke
    YP pattern
    stroke stroke stroke
    YP second pattern
    toe-steps toe-steps toe-steps
    stroke stroke stroke
    other elements
    toe-steps toe-steps toe-steps into closing pose

    There you go, that's probably how 90% of the programs will look. :scream: :wall:
  21. Morelli

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    It was the 2nd official ISU video.
  22. DORISPULASKI

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    more crazy polkas

    For the Shibs, they have to have Vocaloid Miku sings Ievan Polka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57mkfFdvREw&feature=related

    For I&K, since they used Ave Maria this year (Polka Hymns):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VawIq9Ln1wQ

    For Evan Bates and Madison Chock- Too Fat Polka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoIzBQXWkJg

    For Hubbell and Donohue - Strip Polka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqfL_QOqv-M&feature=related

    For Zhiganshina and Gaszi, combined with the Beer Barrel polka
    Yes I know boot=boat (Das Beer Boot)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqfL_QOqv-M&feature=related

    Just for Bobrova & Soloviev-goes right with Faust-Highway to Hell Polka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3YQ24i1wP0&feature=related

    For Pechalat and Bourzat
    A nice French polka on the hurdy gurdy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KdqLrriKm0
    perhaps combined with the
    We no speak Americano Polka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbCvyU6g3ZY&feature=related

    For D&W-Hot n Cold Katie Perry Polka cover (in retaliation for this year's JLo)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcoekyMCWzg&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL1C0D5404A576D455

    Canadian heel and toe Polka for V&M, because they are Canadian, and worlds is in Ontario next year
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUu0p98fPng
  23. hlp728

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    Who new there were so many kinds of Polka?

    For the punk rocker team out there, they even have punkish polkaPunk Polka.

    A Polka version of the Doors People Are Strange, what??
  24. hlp728

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    Hmm, Weird Al Yankovic has some polka songs like "polka face"

    This lists some of the songs he has turned in Polka.
  25. Conga

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    :yikes:OK, now you and Doris have made me really afraid. I like the Yankee Polka, but as a SD it could make this year's SD look stellar in comparison. Seriously, I never really got into the majority of the programs with the mess of music cuts and the difficulty of doing Latin on ice, but the Yankee can end up being much worse IMO.
  26. Garden Kitty

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    EYS! That's what makes this so wonderful!
  27. DORISPULASKI

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    I really do want the Shins to do Ieva's polka in the vocsloid version. They would be so cute done up as manga characters.
  28. JanetB

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    I really want someone to do a Weird Al Yankovic Polka
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    I think we could look to B/S for something weird .They don't really do perky :lol:
  31. pani

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    What other rythm could skaters use with polka?
  32. allezfred

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    Jive. :saint:
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    Hearing Yankee Polka with March and Waltz as acceptable accompanying rhythms. For Juniors, Blues with HipHop and Jive.
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    Thanks! Blues and HipHop could be great for seniors. And jumping polka will be great for young skaters.
  35. Fozzie Bear

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    This thread makes me miss Delschoes so much. :wuzrobbed

    Carry on.
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  36. Susan M

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    I hated Del-Scho's costumes for that CD. They had a real gift for coming up with themes that insulted American women.

    What made this choice really off was that only two of the various YP CD music possibilities sound very Western. The others are pretty standard Euro polka music, so the cowboy gear does not work at all.

    Here's one of my favorites - Grishuk/Platov from 97.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFyzNp-0IEQ&feature=related
  37. nashvilledancer

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    Meryl and Charlie did an absolutely fantastic Yankee Polka the year it was used for Nationals. I thought they should have beaten Tanith and Ben in that segment.
  38. barbk

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    Wow -- you see that and realize just how good G&P were. Their extensions match so beautifully even as they're bouncing along. Thanks for putting up the link.
  39. MarieM

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    Compare "Davis&White" to G&P. They're not in the same league at all, and probably will never be since they do not challenge themselves, never have and probably never will.

    G&P were just ... one of a kind. I am still waiting for skaters to be as good as they were to appear. And I don't think I will in some time.
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    Platov was so underrated at the time. She got all the attention, but he was so :kickass:
    Can you expand on this? :shuffle: