Solid return to international competition for Chock and Bates. 75.30 for their rhythm dance at the Torun Cup. Level 3's on everything except for their rotational lift that got a level 4 and Evan got a Level 4 on the twizzle sequence. PCS's in the high 8's and some 9's.
I liked Evan as well. He seemed to be taking control of the dance which Patrice definitely teaches. Even Scott developed this quite a bit more under Patrice. Patrice can suck all the oxygen out of a room when he enters. They have always rec'd critiques on Madison's skating....he might have taken them back to basics to improve this and they are not back up to speed yet. It will come. I find them much crisper.I normally focus on Madison, but in this dance my eyes were mostly on Evan. He has great posture...a beautiful straight back. I know that some used to joke about Evan getting overshadowed by Madison on the ice, but I don't think that was the case here at all. I thought he looked every bit the part of a leading man in that RD.
OMG! Are we sure they were off the ice? That was brilliant. And, I don't even like this rhythm. I guess if you do it like they do it is fabulous!In 1st after the Rhythm Dance - 75.30 39.90 35.40 8.83 8.67 8.75 9.00 9.00 0.00 #10
RD music is "Assassin's Tango" from the Mr and Mrs Smith film soundtrack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuCuT-8wXTE
Patrice Lauzon was with them in the kiss & cry.
Re-posting from the U.S. Dance thread:
Well, it is pretty obvious that nowadays PCS are not given based on how authentic the dance is, even if it's somewhere in requirements for the SD/RD (but even then it's only a small part of it all - and I actually don't remember the exact wording for it).I loved this RD. There are only two this season that look like authentic tangos and this is definitely one of them. I think this deserved much higher PCS but we shall see how this turns out for the rest of the season.
Its just so totally not them. Plus they look so elegant at the beginning and then its Fever and Burning Love, it just doesn't work for me.I’m not feeling it either. I didn’t know they were skating to Elvis. I prefer their Under Pressure program to this and wish that had gone in that direction. Gadbois is disappointing this year. I don’t know why Madison and Evan decided to move there along with everyone else, now they’re just going to blend in.