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    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka_gerbil View Post
    So do I, along with original dances.
    Me too.

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    Tobias should be in her perky element, too (from Tobias/Stagiunas team)
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    That's faantastic! Yankee Polka was my favourite CD.

    I miss the music from the CD's. Some of them were really catchy.
    I really like the YP CD music. It's so unabashedly perky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miffy View Post
    That's faantastic! Yankee Polka was my favourite CD.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonlady View Post
    After sitting through all those dreadful Yankee Polkas in Hamilton, still you want more? You are one sick and twisted puppy, Miffy.
    I loved that afternoon! It was fantastic.
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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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sap5 View Post
    I really like the YP CD music. It's so unabashedly perky.
    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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    Love the Yankee Polka! Was one of my faves from D/W.
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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 polkas next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~tapdancer~ View Post
    Love the Yankee Polka! Was one of my faves from D/W.
    The YP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sap5 View Post
    I really like the YP CD music. It's so unabashedly perky.
    At least it will be better than listening to all the latin tracks this year. After sitting through the practice for SD in Sheffield, I couldn't face hearing all the music again in the evening and went to watch the men practice instead. The only good thing that came out of it was that very few couples used latin again for the free dances.

    I think the Polka could work better than the Rhumba as, like the Golden Waltz last year, it takes up more of the time allowed, and is much harder to just basically skate through. I don't think one single couple did the 2 sequences of Rhumba back to back, so you couldn't see who hadn't got the strength of edge and togetherness on the restart to have the same speed on the 2nd run through. It might have been better if they had made everyone use Rhumba music and style of dance all the way through like they did in 1994, when T&D did their memorable Rhumba OD.

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    I hope Alex Shibutani skates the Yankee Polka in Red Sox gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopysnake View Post
    I hope Alex Shibutani skates the Yankee Polka in Red Sox gear!
    I believe Massachusetts has a state polka too.

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    I think it will allow teams to be creative and not be criticized for not being "polka" enough. That's why I got tired of the Latin SD, because it was pretty narrow in style choices to be considered "latin".

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    i'm taking a look at the yankee polka and it seems interesting... hard and interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopysnake View Post
    I hope Alex Shibutani skates the Yankee Polka in Red Sox gear!

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    The Massachusetts state polka

    http://mastatelibrary.blogspot.com/2...-thirteen.html

    OTOH, the Connecticut state legislature "foiled the polka law" again.

    http://valley.newhavenindependent.or...e_legislature/

    (The Ballroom Polka)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QCo-131jOc

    Meanwhile (since this is fun for me), I find that Michigan has a Polka Hall of Fame, just prime for all the young Michigan dancers to explore

    http://www.mlive.com/living/saginaw/...sic_hal_1.html

    How can the Shibutanis fail to pick something called:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCJbNFtXkpQ

    Happy Polka Music by Richard's Magic Accordion in Paw Paw, Michigan?

    Virtue & Moir might be attracted to this polka

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTXfcVzge9M

    "Romantic Polka by Most Famous Superhero Gabriela Gzregorcz"

    And Davis and White by

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmcqADctTTc

    Bingoman Saves Polka Night (Polka From Hell)

    or Highway to Hell Polka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SnKb...eature=related

    Seriously, there are some very odd polkas out there.
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    I was listening to a polka version of Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold" the other day that was kinda awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcoekyMCWzg

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbk View Post
    I kind of like that O Susanna music -- does it meet the tech requirements?
    Yes, it's one of the pieces that the ISU uses for the Yankee Polka.

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