The Dance Hall 11: Movin' On Up 2023-2024

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This is a general discussion thread for all things ice dance. A place where fans of all ice dance teams can discuss their favorite heart-stopping moments, tear-inducing mistakes, inscrutable rule changes, costume malfunctions, high-risk predictions, controversial critiques, and whatever else the ice dance world throws at us.

Here's to a season of shoulder pads, snap bracelets, and spandex.
 

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Re-posting from the previous Dance Hall & U.S. Ice Dance news threads:

New dance team for Italy: Noemi Tali / Noah Lafornara (previously represented USA with Romy Malcolm), which means Tali / Frasca have split.
October 17, 2022 in the U.S. Ice Dance news thread:
Canadian-born Romy Malcolm, 18, and Noah Lafornara made their JGP debut for the USA at the Solidarity Cup JGP in Gdansk (finished 9th on Oct. 1) and she has an IPS profile as of 10/16, now based in Barrie, Ontario ("I can also represent Canada and am open to representing other federations.") update - her IPS profile has since been removed
Malcolm/Lafornara (age 19)'s ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00114536.htm
Tali (age 18)/Frasca (21)'s ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00108376.htm
 
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Looking forward to the isu communication being released so that we actually know what to expect from this 80s theme (which I’m still kind of sceptical of because 80s isn’t really a style - so will they get to choose from styles that were popular in the 80s).
 

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Re-posting from the previous thread:
IDC article by Daphne Backman (April 14):
Estonia’s Solene Mazingue (20) & Marko Gaidajenko (21) had a whirlwind 2021-22 season. They relocated to Montreal in the off season and were preparing for the 2022-23 season when an accident during practice resulted in the season turning out much different than planned and Mazingue needing emergency brain surgery to save her life. Learn more about this young team’s individual journeys as well as how they’re moving forward after an unpredictable season.
At the end of the article:
How You Can Help
As you can imagine the cost of Mazingue’s ongoing therapy is costly on its own, but coupled with training expenses the team needs help to continue fighting for their dream. You can support the team via their GoFundMe page.
"With the large medical bills from the surgery and our federation pulling our funding for not placing high enough this season. We will not be able to afford to continue to skate."
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Majorov has switched to Ice Dance! He says he has a partner, but no mention of who that is yet.
 

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Majorov has switched to Ice Dance! He says he has a partner, but no mention of who that is yet.
A Swedish Ice Dance team? Awesome! :inavoid:
 

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Majorov has switched to Ice Dance! He says he has a partner, but no mention of who that is yet.

A Swedish Ice Dance team? Awesome! :inavoid:
Wow! Go Sweden! Another potential team entrant for 2026!
 

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Posted by @Gris earlier this month in the 2022-23 Dance Hall thread:
Some junior dance team splits:
O'Brien / Wiederkehr - She is moving to the U.S. with her family. Both are looking for new partners.
(Post by their joint account: https://www.instagram.com/p/CqT7EhZrteD/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=)
Vainik / Barshak - He is on IPS: https://www.icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=7365
Yu / Giang - He is on IPS: https://www.icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=7368
Milla O'Brien, 16, now lists Igor Lukanin & Kristin (Fraser) Lukanin as her new coaches in New Jersey in her IPS profile, dated today: http://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=7381
She lists Ireland as her primary citizenship and says she also has passports for Switzerland (represented this season through Junior Worlds) and Finland.
 
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Posted by @Gris earlier this month in the 2022-23 Dance Hall thread:

Milla O'Brien, 16, now lists Igor Lukanin & Kristin (Fraser) Lukanin as her new coaches in New Jersey in her IPS profile, dated today: http://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=7381
She lists Ireland as her primary citizenship and says she also has passports for Switzerland (represented this season through Junior Worlds) and Finland.
Surely there's got to be some boy with Irish ancestry in New York or New Jersey to skate with her, lol.
 

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Updating @Dobre's last post in the previous Dance Hall thread with contributions by @Belsornia & @Andrea82:

Ice Dance Drama Update:

Splits:

Senior:
Katarina Wolfkostin & Jeffrey Chen USA (both mentioned in their Feb. 8th IG posts that they want to continue)
Haley Sales & Nik Wamsteeker CAN (she is on IPS; he has retired)
Vanessa Pham [she has aged out of ISU Junior & wants to continue] & Jonathan Rogers USA
Denisa Cimlova CZE & Germany's Joti Polizoakis (she’s rumored to have partnered with Dario Chirizano/Cirisano; he recently skated with Disney on Ice in Singapore & Thailand)
Olivia Oliver POL & Elliott Graham (she is based in Egna, Italy now; he has retired)
Grace Vainik & Yehor Barshak GEO (both are on IPS)
Carolina Portesi Peroni & Michael Chrastecky ITA (she is on IPS)
Isabelle Guise (NZL) & Ethan Alday USA (he is on IPS; last comp. for NZL was Feb. 5, 2023)

Junior:
Marianne Hubert & William Oddson CAN (both are on IPS)
Hailey Yu & Brendan Giang CAN (he is was on IPS; his profile has since been removed)
Milla O’Brien & Laurin Wiederkehr SUI (she is on IPS; he wants to continue)
Noemi Maria Tali & Stefano Frasca ITA
Romy Malcolm & Noah Lafornara USA
Sophia Bushell & Alex Lapsky GBR (he is on IPS)
Lou Koch & Ivan Melnyk FRA (she is on IPS)


New Teams:
Olivia Smart & Tim Dieck (country TBA) - both are in Montreal now
Shira Ichilov & Dmitriy/Dmytro Kravchenko (ISR): https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq5pFy2rhSr/
Noemi Tali & Noah LaFornara (ITA; ISU Junior age-eligible): https://www.instagram.com/p/CrI2X9Xta8X/
Katarina DelCamp-Akalin & Berk Akalin (TUR) - announced in Ocober 2022

Coaching changes:
Stepanova & Bukin to Zhulin
Oona & Gage Brown (USA) "are now part of the Ice Academy of Montreal in collaboration with their coaches, Joel Dear & Inese Bucevica" (April 3, 2023): https://www.instagram.com/p/CqkuYfmLVsB/

Aging or moving up to seniors:
Mrazkova & Mrazek CZE
Bashynska & Beaumont CAN
Lim & Quan KOR
Bekker & Hernandez GBR
Simova & Aksenov SVK (to seniors-only now)
Gauthier & Thieren CAN

Note: I [Dobre] don’t include novices on my summer dance drama list, but fyi, that Li & Le Coq [USA, debuted internationally in Adv. Novice this season] have split as well (he is on IPS).

Posted by @Belsornia in the previous thread:
Some ice dance women have moved to IAM: Marianne Hubert (CAN), Kayleigh Maksymec (SUI), Maxine Weatherby (competed for KAZ, 2019-20). (Source: IG ;) ) Doesn't appear that any of them have new partners yet, but not totally certain - maybe the IAM pull factor will help with that. Similarly Olivia Oliver (POL) now seems to be based with Zanni/Young Goose.
Last I heard, Layla Karnes (USA/GBR dual citizenship) is still training at I.AM Ontario and looking for a partner.

ETA that Komatsubara/Koleto are the first team to announce their 2023-24 RD music: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/2023-2024-rhythm-dance.110442/page-15#post-6426019
 
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