Saturday, October 20, 2012

Skate America Short Dance

Group 1
Cannuscio/McManus, USA: 24.17 TES + 23.81 PCS = 47.98
  • Nice energy and lightness at the opening of this program
  • Good speed and control through the first section of the Yankee Polka
  • Interesting twizzle sequence with them rotating in different directions and good timing
  • Good flow and feel to their non touching step sequence with good crossing between them
  • Nice one arm rotational lift with level changes
  • A nice clean solid program for them!
Kriengkrairut/Giuletti-Schmitt, USA: 27.17 TES + 26.72 PCS = 53.89 and into 1st place
  • Super speedy legs through this Yankee Polka and it fits very well with their music although it's a bit choppy and not down into the ice
  • Nice hydroblade from her with him in a spread eagle
  • Gorgeous lift to an attitude arch position from her and a flip exit that seams effortless
  • A lot of details in this program that really carry the story through and provide highlights for the audience
  • Nicely timed twizzles
  • Good ice coverage on their non touching step sequence; not as deep on their edge as they could be
  • Overall very entertaining and the crowd loved it!
Alessandrini/Vaturi, ITA: 24.17 TES + 26.19 PCS = 50.36 and into 2nd place
  • Their costumes screamed Mary Poppins from the moment they walked out onto the ice.  Great job from their team!
  • A lot of space between them in some of these holds in the Yankee Polka
  • This program is darling but they still seem to make it seem mature and not juniorish
  • Good timing on their twizzles and a nice transition out of it
  • Flip over into a straight line lift and playing to the crowd with their facial expressions in the lift
  • They've got the crowd clapping along with their step sequence 
  • Very nice program and I think that it can bring the house down when skated completely full out 
Group 2
Zhiganshina/Gazsi, GER: 24.34 TES + 27.96 PCS = 52.30 and into 2nd place
  • They set the stage for their piece with some acting including being stuck out in the rain and shating an umbrella
  • A little slow and choppy on the twizzles but good timing
  • Much closer in the holds in the Polka than the earlier teams and I like the use of her free arm but they seem a little heavy in their steps 
  • Nice timing and extension through their free leg on the step sequence with good matching leg lines
  • Toss half turn into a straight line lift
Bobrova/Soloviev, RUS: 31.16 TES + 31.75 PCS = 62.91 and into 1st place
  • I like this more classical look for them and her posture looks much improved as well
  • Nice lightness in their Polka and good stretch through their free legs
  • Good twizzles on time with the music but seemed a little slow overall
  • Lasso into two different arch back variations from her 
  • Nice deep edges and change of edges in their step sequence
  • I also notice a lot more stretch through her legs and better lines as well--she looks like a completely different skater
  • Really nice program from them overall and a great look on the ice
Weaver/Poje, CAN: 32.66 TES + 33.13 PCS = 65.79 and into 1st place
  • I love her simple but very elegant 
  • Nice close positions in the holds in the Yankee Polka, covering right to the edges of the rink; good timing with the music as well and nice use of their arms
  • A lot of details in this program that really add to the character and elegance
  • Slightly off on the timing of their twizzles 
  • A little choppy and a bobble from Kaitlin on the step sequence
  • Nice rotational lift with her in a haircutter position
  • As much as I love them and Sound of Music with all of the music I'm not sure what story they were trying to went with the music well but the music didn't seem to flow into a story
Davis/White, USA: 35.25 TES + 37.14 PCS -1.00 = 71.39 and into 1st place
  • I love that they think through all of the details in their programs...her hair is styled in a Romantic bun to fit the era of the ballet
  • A lot of energy at the top of their program into their twizzles, perfectly timed and super close together but done with ease
  • Nice clean edges on their step sequence and I love the little nods to ballet like cabrioles
  • Nice 'partnering' work in their transitional moves
  • Loved their petite allegro before the Polka
  • Nice close hold on the Polka, clean feet and edges and use of their arms; they really float across the ice
  • Rotational lift into their ending pose
  • Gorgeous program well executed and smart choreography that really felt like a ballet
  • One thing I think they'll work on costume wise is her skirt because the petticoat has a lot of movement and tends to throw the overlay around to lay awkwardly in places
Pl.  NameNationTSS
1Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITEUSA71.3935.25
2Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJECAN65.7932.66
3Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEVRUS62.9131.16 31.757.887.588.
4Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITTUSA53.8927.17 26.726.636.426.836.756.750.00#2
5Nelli ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander GAZSIGER52.3024.34 27.966.886.797.
6Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURIITA50.3624.17
7Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUSUSA47.9824.17 23.815.925.676.

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