Review of the Original Dance from the 2005 World Figure Skating Championships

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12) Kerr/Kerr (11, 50.71) There's still a fairly sizable gap between her skills and his, although he has improved. They have nice foxtrot expression. Theirs twizzles inrepparttar sbs footwork was very messy towardsrepparttar 143160 end. Their quickstep was fine, but not quite as good asrepparttar 143161 foxtrot.

13) Gregory/Petukhov (12, 50.22) I gotrepparttar 143162 advice to only watch him, not her, and I enjoyed them much more than usual. Interpret that as you want. Of course, then I missedrepparttar 143163 mistake she made onrepparttar 143164 twizzles duringrepparttar 143165 sbs footwork, which also lacked flow. Decent Charleston expression. Too much stroking in foxtrot section.

14) Kulikova/Novikov (14, 48.72) She did best withrepparttar 143166 quickstep, while he shone inrepparttar 143167 foxtrot. Second quickstep had very little traditional quickstep character. They had a slightly messy quality overall.

I did not rankrepparttar 143168 rest ofrepparttar 143169 teams.

Hoffman/Elek (17, 45.34) They start with a foxtrot, which was absolutely lovely and really capturedrepparttar 143170 rhythm. The quickstep was very good too, but did not quite work as well asrepparttar 143171 foxtrot. And somebody needs to teach Atilla to twizzle, because I'm sick of him messing those up, as he did onrepparttar 143172 sbs footwork. And then he had trouble lifting Nora onrepparttar 143173 final lift, although a portion of that can probably be blamed on her 472346 pound dress. But overall, this was a very nice OD.

Gudina/Beletski (18, 42.85) They start off with an enthusiastic Charleston. Butrepparttar 143174 foxtrot was dull, with little difficulty. And unfortunately they could not pick uprepparttar 143175 energy level withrepparttar 143176 final quickstep section, to Dancing Fool of all songs.

Watanabe/Kido (15, 46.57) A very good and in-character quickstep. Diagonal footwork could flow better. Their foxtrot was good, but not quite as in character asrepparttar 143177 quickstep. He has some trouble withrepparttar 143178 last lift.

Grebenkina/Azronjan (16, 46.02) Great energy, and their movements are very dance-y and fitrepparttar 143179 quickstep well. Their foxtrot is to extremely odd music - just a rhythm and no melody. But they end with another well-done quickstep section.

Beier/Beier (20, 41.66) Very cute and charming, with a good ballroom interpretation ofrepparttar 143180 rhythms.

Kauc/Zych (22, 40.92) Fabulous foxtrot expression. Twizzles during sbs footwork were messy. Basic skating is very good. This program lackedrepparttar 143181 falls that their programs usually have, but it also lackedrepparttar 143182 energy and attack. Their quickstep expression is also very nice.

Pechalat/Bourzat (23, 40.71) They start with a very charming and well characterized Charleston. But she takes a bad fall duringrepparttar 143183 sbs footwork. Their musicality inrepparttar 143184 foxtrot was good, butrepparttar 143185 choreography wasn't very ballroom. They fixed that during a great quickstep section.

Yang/Gao (19, 42.67) Decent foxtrot. She hits a lovely position duringrepparttar 143186 lift. She's very charming. Charleston is nice too. He looks to have trouble rotatingrepparttar 143187 final lift.

Golovina/Voika (21, 41.57) They start with movements that seem to exaggerated forrepparttar 143188 more subtle foxtrot rhythm. But they still have good musicality and energy. Decent quickstep, but againrepparttar 143189 movements don't fitrepparttar 143190 rhythm very well.

Munana/Munana (25, 36.31) As sick as I am of Chicago ODs, this one was great. Both rhythms, especiallyrepparttar 143191 Charleston, were interpreted fabulously. Both skaters sparkled. They clearly do not haverepparttar 143192 technical ability ofrepparttar 143193 top teams, but if they can ad technical content inrepparttar 143194 future, they most definitely will be contenders.

Akimova/Shakalov (29, 31.35) Very polished, but little else going for them. He tripped onrepparttar 143195 sbs footwork. Diagonal footwork is . Their musicality is pretty good.

Aureli/Vaturi (24, 38.66) They start off with a lot of dancing in place. They have somewhat poor ice coverage onrepparttar 143196 sbs steps. But they have a good understanding of bothrepparttar 143197 quickstep and foxtrot. Unfortunately, they really lack in technical content.

Haunstetter/Hoenlein (27. 33.00) Chicago. Again. But they have a very good Charleston, and his foot position duringrepparttar 143198 lift was fabulous. Ugly and out-of-sync twizzles. The rest ofrepparttar 143199 sbs wasn't much better. They looked like they were skating two different programs duringrepparttar 143200 sbs steps. He is terrific.

Buck/Nelson-Bond (28, 32.85) Good Charleston expression. Pretty good speed through diagonal footwork. She hits great positions in their lifts. Their weakness seems to be basic skating. They also had unison trouble onrepparttar 143201 sbs footwork.

Keller/Keller (26, 33.23) Really weird Charleston music. Decent musicality. Their program is very empty. They also lacked energy. Their quickstep expression wasrepparttar 143202 best ofrepparttar 143203 three rhythms.

Galcheniuk/Krupen (30, 28.14) Most of their skating is decent. Their programs aren't empty, and their musical interpretation is okay. Plus, they have nice energy. Unfortunately, nothing about their skating is anything better than decent, especially their basic skating.

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