View Poll Results: What are you most looking forward to about a Latin SD?

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  • Slutty dance dresses

    31 40.79%
  • Exposed chests (with possible slight hint of chest tattoo)

    12 15.79%
  • Possible Navka comeback?

    3 3.95%
  • Interesting music selections

    14 18.42%
  • What will La Khok wear?

    10 13.16%
  • Will anyone do the Cha Cha to Sex Bomb? Plushy doing ice dance anyone?

    6 7.89%
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    Quote Originally Posted by danceronice View Post

    And no matter what they use for music, skating just doesn't lend itself to LOOKING like Latin--the feet are totally opposite (Latin involves heeled shoes for men and women because all your weight's on the ball), the defining leg line is STRAIGHT with knee locked, there's lots of sharp stops and starts and turns, and except for Paso and Samba, the dances don't travel. So it never ends up looking like Latin to me at all.
    ITA and let's not forget all the hip action that the ice dancers can only do when they are in pose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    My choice is not on the list:

    I am most looking forward to the end of the season when I will not have to see any Latin SD's for a while.

    I'm afraid I agree with Doris here. While I would enjoy seeing a real rumba on the ice, the compulsory is awful and has little feel for anything Latin. I have never been a fan of the cha cha or samba on the ice either even though I enjoy both ballroom and street Latin dancing.

    I wonder how the skaters feel about these dances.

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    Exactly. If they wanted an OSP or OD based on Rumba again, that would be OK with me. And salsa doesn't work badly. OTOH, this seems like an opportunity to see 30 odd repeats of Gorshkova & Butikov's dreadful 2011 FD. Samba and chacha just don't work well on ice. Period.

    A really outstanding team or two may rise above this mess and produce a watchable program, but they would be teams that I could enjoy watching if they danced to the Alphabet Song coupled with Happy Birthday and Barney songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twizzler View Post
    Doubt we'll see many slutty dresses like we have in the past. The skaters have been warned that they need to follow the costume rules.
    They have received the same warning every year since the rules have been made available on the internet. Fortunately they never pay heed. What are they supposed to wear for a latin dance - a prom dress?

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    So I had to remind myself of the rhumba as a CD.

    Here is DomShabs 07 Worlds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDGnE...eature=related

    And DenStav at the same competition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1sDZk6wYn0

    Dubreiul/Lauzon (who won this segment right?)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ShJ6ySYOUg

    It will be interesting to see this CD set to different music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conga View Post
    ITA and let's not forget all the hip action that the ice dancers can only do when they are in pose.
    Hip action is generated from foot and knee action, so what ice dancers do is faking it anyway. They can't move the foot the way you would in a shoe, what with, you know, the solid piece of steel nailed to the sole of the boot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    A really outstanding team or two may rise above this mess and produce a watchable program, but they would be teams that I could enjoy watching if they danced to the Alphabet Song coupled with Happy Birthday and Barney songs.

    That sound like an interesting musical combination.

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