Thursday, December 8, 2011

GPF Junior Dance SD & Junior Men SP

Back from the Junior Short Dance and Junior Men Short Program! Joshua Farris and Jason Brown were outstanding in finishing first and second. Other than a doubled back end of a combination, Josh was so solid technically, and his program to "Clair de Lune" is such a beautiful artistic piece. Jason brought the fire and attacked everything in his program. I love the energy with which he skates.

It was a big shock when one of the favorites, Han Yan, singled his planned triple axel. Will be interesting to see if he can fight his way back to the top in the free skate. Should be a great battle for the medals!

The Junior Short Dance was entertaining, although I didn't care for the Cha Cha pattern. The quick steps in part of the pattern make it look messy to me. The Latin music choices were pretty good. Thankfully, no one used "Mas Que Nada" or "Magalenha" - two songs I'd like to see banned from ice dance forever after this season of constant repeats.

The lighting in the arena is terrible for photographs, so when the skaters are moving with any sort of speed, blurriness usually occurs :(  Here's my batch from the events tonight:

2011 Grand Prix Final Junior Dance SD & Junior Men SP

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