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    Re-posting this news video segment (~ 5 mins long):
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    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/o...m/-/index.html piece on the 5 ice dance teams in Detroit!
    Interview clips of Davis/White, Chock/Bates, Shibutanis, Hubbell/Donohue, and Lynn & Logan.
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    Lynn and Logan are the longest of shots, but I would be over the moon if they snuck in. And already devastated for the two teams that will be left out.

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    Shibs created a video imitating the styles of dance shown on the Charlie Brown Christmas special
    BARK LESS. WAG MORE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilJen View Post
    Shibs created a video imitating the styles of dance shown on the Charlie Brown Christmas special
    The video is actually their entry into the #ChristmasDanceWars Instagram battles started during Thanksgiving by Derek Hough and Mark Ballas. The Shibs were actually invited or "challenged" to enter by Kristi Yamaguchi. Kristi's DWTS partner was Mark Ballas and the Shibs work with Corky Ballas.

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    Apparently the Shibs are ditching that dreadful "Ben" section of their free dance and using "Man in the Mirror" instead. They had their teleconference today.

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    Ben wasn't bad--it was just WAYYYYY too long and dragged the whole program down.
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    Awesome - I didn't expect it to actually happen!!!

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    Excellent news! Can't wait to see what that change does to the overall program. I've been hoping they'd do something about that section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    Apparently the Shibs are ditching that dreadful "Ben" section of their free dance and using "Man in the Mirror" instead. They had their teleconference today.
    Yes!! The orchestral Ben part never worked for me, from the start.

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    From Lynn Rutherford's tweets about the press conference:

    More on Shibs' FD: They've made a few tweaks in the lifts, and changed the spin & choreo lift. Maia: "It really feels like it's ours."

    https://twitter.com/LynnRutherford/s...07312679501824
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    Oh good, maybe I'll be able to actually make it through the entire program.

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    Getting so excited for the competition to begin. Here's a link to ice-dance.com's US Nationals preview:
    http://ice-dance.com/main/2013-2014-...d-world-berths

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    The "Ben" piece was very beautiful, but it did not go with the other two pieces at all. I was hoping they'd add more dance pieces in the beginning and the end as well to make the dance really pop (I always thought there was a better piece to open with than "Gotta Be Starting Something"), but changing the slow section to "Man in the Mirror" is a better choice as I can see the crowd getting into that a lot more.
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    Looking forward to the Shibs' reworked FD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa View Post
    The "Ben" piece was very beautiful, but it did not go with the other two pieces at all. I was hoping they'd add more dance pieces in the beginning and the end as well to make the dance really pop (I always thought there was a better piece to open with than "Gotta Be Starting Something"), but changing the slow section to "Man in the Mirror" is a better choice as I can see the crowd getting into that a lot more.
    When asked about how they choose music, the Shibs said in the conference call that lyrics are very important to them in terms of their music choice. Specifically, selecting "The Best is Yet To Come" was intentional as they found the lyrics meaningful to them as they train the program throughout the year. They also pointed out that the lyrics to the song chosen for the Finn Step section also specifically call out the moves in the dance.

    "Gotta Be Startin' Somethin'" is actually a very logical and one might argue authentic choice for "starting" their Free dance. Michael Jackson himself often chose to start concerts and even some albums with this song. Given how the Shibs worked with Michael Jackson's choreographers from "This Is It" choosing this song to start the program actually makes sense, and seems specifically thought out as well.

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    Elicia Reynolds & Stephen Reynolds: The Battle to Boston http://www.ice-dance.com/main/news/g...ttle-to-boston

    What a remarkable story. A Puffs moment for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reese View Post
    Apparently the Shibs are ditching that dreadful "Ben" section of their free dance and using "Man in the Mirror" instead. They had their teleconference today.
    That's exciting! Although I love the song Ben, MITM is a better choice for a dance, IMO.

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    NBC preview on the Ice Dance competition: http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...ite-shibutani/

    As usual, there are errors (Chock and Bates did medal on the GP for example), but hey, they are mentioning the ice dancers!!

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