I thought the yankee polka would make more sense with a folk dance but maybe I’m way off base.
How does the Finnstep complicate the RD Broadway musical-themed requirement?Dobre said:... Paul & Piper's program demonstrated that disco would be acceptable to the judges so I agree that it probably opened up coaches' & skaters' minds toward going in that direction. It didn't get Gilles & Poirier anywhere up the ranks, though, as it finished 9th during the RD at Worlds. And, therefore, it wasn't inevitable that we would get a follow-up program.
Fear & Gibson, however, demonstrated that a team in 24th place at their previous Worlds, with low pattern levels, and a lower scoring RD, could finish higher in the FD all season while skating to disco music & getting the crowd. (Some of that score coming from stronger levels in the FD but much of it coming from subjective GOE). 24th to 13th. A follow-up to that, during a season in which the RD must be to a musical, seemed pretty inevitable. At least it did to me prior to the announcement regarding the Finnstep.
In any case, we've got one (RD or FD not yet clarified). And also, I believe, a disco-related exhibition announced from Komatsubara & Koleto. And a Mama Mia RD for Sales & Wamsteeker.
Thanks for the explanation. I hope people hadn't picked their music then before the Finnstep rhythm requirement came down.Because you now need music that specifically has a Finnstep rhythm. The original intent was for people to basically pick anything.
Per ISU Communication 2239,How does the Finnstep complicate the RD Broadway musical-themed requirement?
It does look like it will be sometime into the next quad, but I am looking forward to the day, whenever it is, that C/P skate the Golden Waltz in a competitive program.So from those 8, we can easily eliminate Tango Romantica, Finnstep and Ravensburger Waltz as too recent, Rhumba because it was used at the last Olympics and Golden Waltz since they won't do two waltzes in a row likely. So that would leave Yankee Polka, Midnight Blues and Paso Doble.
Seems to be a plausible explanation for why Ivanenko & Karpov are only listed on the Junior Reserve National Team when obviously they should be on the Junior Main National Team based on JGP and Nationals results.Ivanenko and Karpov may have split although both are still with Kustarova. They each had pictures with Kaliszek and Spodyrev but with different partners.
The new senior ice dance team of KATRINE ROY & CLAUDIO PIETRANTONIO are training at LMK International Skating School in St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada with coaches Julien Lalonde, Mylène Girard, and Lynn McKay and they reveal at the end of their GETTING TO KNOW Q&A (published May 24, 2019) that they will represent Italy this season: https://www.ice-dance.com/site/getting-to-know-roy-pietrantonio/
ETA:DP: I began skating at age six in Kiev, Ukraine. I started in freestyle but switched to dance at age 7 after I realized I like it better. Even at seven years old, I knew ice dance was my passion. In 2015, my family moved to Kharkov, Ukraine where I continued to skate with a new partner and coach. When my partner stopped skating in 2016, my coach helped me with opportunities for try outs in Russia, France and the US. I will always be grateful to my coach in Kharkov for encouraging me to pursue my dream and for introducing me to my coaches in the United States.
I want to see what kind of push Gilles/Poirier get by being Canada #1. Guignard/Fabbri certainly got a bump from finally being Italy #1 and the same could happen for G/P.Reviewing the dance assignments:
Skate Canada International
- On paper, the podium is pretty clear here, three teams ahead of the others and all spaced some distance from each other in turn: Hubbell/Donohue, Gilles/Poirier, Hawayek/Baker.
- Sinitsina/Katsalapov gold, Gilles/Poirier silver.
- On paper the bronze medal should go to Kaliszek/Spodyriev, but they’re always rocky in the first half of the season, so plenty of room for the Spanish to make a run at it.
How recent are you talking? https://www.instagram.com/p/BupVwH4Hvi1/?igshid=nv7eh9fx6tqnNote: I went ahead & took Min & Eaton off the list because I’ve not seen anything, even from Korean fans, that indicates this partnership is still happening. (Plus it seems like if you had half of last season to work, you might have program announcements for us by now?) I’ll put M&E back on the list if anyone has seen anything that indicates they are planning to compete or as soon as we do.