Dancing off the Edge

with Jenny T. Partridge

The One with the “Sleepy Stripper Critique”

Posted by ctanglefoot on October 16, 2007

The fire and passion of the Paso Dobles and the dreamy romance of the Viennese Waltz; an interesting night to say the least. While the dancers are getting better, so is Ducky at predicting the scores. It kind of boggles my mind at how good he’s getting at predicting what the judges will score the routines. But having said that, Ducky did tell me that 1) Mark Cuban was robbed, and 2) the Viennese Waltz is boring.



I on the other hand love both dances.


And oh, so excited, tomorrow night the fabulous (oh mi gawd I love this guy) Wade Robson will be on the Results Show dancing.  I am giddy with anticipation.


So what happened tonight?  Mark and Kym kicked off the night with Viennese Waltz. Ducky thought Cuban did pretty good, but was robbed by the judges, receiving 7 – 8 –7 for 22 points.


Sabrina and Mark danced the Paso Dobles. In my opinion it was to stern, too much stop action on Bryant’s part and some darn weird “stern” mouth positions. She is definitely serious about winning this competition. But I thought the judges were far too generous with their straight 10s, scoring them 30 points. Far too generous. BTW Sabrina has lost a bit of weight during this competition so far.


Jane and Tony’s Viennese Waltz was elegant and smooth. Not as much up and down as I think there should be, but very beautiful. Their scores: 8 – 9 – 9 for 26.


Floyd and Karina danced the Paso Dobles. I give him credit for trying very hard. His opening vine work wasn’t bad, but the an is not a dancer. There rest of his foot work and well over all dancing sucked. The judges liked his passion and scored him 7 – 8 – 8 for 23.


Mel B and Maksim danced a Viennese Waltz, and this is where I have to ask what in the heck are the producers trying to do. The music was too fast for a waltz of any type, especially a Viennese Waltz. Maksim’s choreography was nice and flowing, but maybe a little strong. There really wasn’t any lilt to the dance. I thought the judges were generous scoring them 8 – 9 – 9 for a total of 26.


Cameron and Edyta danced a Pasa Dobles. And for one the pre-production shots showed the viewing audience just what the choreographers were up against. What footwork I could see was tight, there was nice flow, and believe it or not good musicality. But I never, and I mean EVER, thought I’d see a Paso Dobles set to the Superman Theme. I mean really, did you? The judges gave them straight 9’s for 27 points.


Marie and Jonathan danced a Viennese Waltz that was nice and flowing, offering up some unusual techniques that gave the waltz so interesting textures. I loved the musical choice – I Can’t Help Falling In Love lent itself to the romance of the dance.  The judges scored them 9 – 9 – 8.


Jenny and Derek drew the Paso Dobles. Who the heck picks the music? Sheesh, what a horrendous choice. The choreography was great, no musicality, because how can you do that? So great dancing, great choreography, hideous music selection.  It even confused the judges 8 – 10 – 9  for 27 points.


Helio and JulieAnn danced the Viennese Waltz. Beautiful. Flowing. Young. Romantic. Love. Delicious. She is so light, he is so dark, they are so handsome together with incredible chemistry. Beautiful musicality. The judges score them straight 9’s for 27 points.


My bottom two on the night…

Mark and Kym

Floyd and Karina


With Floyd and Karina leaving the competiton.


And remember WADE ROBSON dances Tuesday night.  So excited. Up next is Latin week with both the Samba and the Rumba.



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