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    Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube





    Also, series 2 of "So You Think You Can Dance?", a US program very like Strictly Dance Fever has just started; Benji and Heidi have both made it "to the house", albeit not paired together. From the Benji/Heidi clip above, if you look in the "related videoes" bit you can find links to some footage from the show.

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    I would love to see Benji and Heidi do that routine when they visit Southport later this year.

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    wow. too good to be true!!! speechless!

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    If I may borrow a line from Jim Carrey in "The Mask"

    Smoooookin' !!

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    For some reason I looked at the title of this and thought it related to the golf at the weekend!

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    you can also down load clips of the winning routines from the US Open Site

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    Quote Originally Posted by Yliander
    you can also down load clips of the winning routines from the US Open Site
    Well yes, but they're only 30 second clips rather than entire routines. SwingDiego is usually pretty good about putting up full length clips, but Benji/Heidi didn't compete there.

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    Now I know why E-bay's all out of pink catsuits.

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    I don't believe this!!! NOW we have no access to videos at work!!! first hotmail, now this!!!! Guess I won't be picking up anymore moves!

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicklet
    Now I know why E-bay's all out of pink catsuits.

    Yeah, I was really disappointed when I found that too.

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

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    ........full length clips...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnie M


    How old is young Marus Garcia amazing ................

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    3987 day to go

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    Quote Originally Posted by David Franklin




    Also, series 2 of "So You Think You Can Dance?", a US program very like Strictly Dance Fever has just started; Benji and Heidi have both made it "to the house", albeit not paired together. From the Benji/Heidi clip above, if you look in the "related videoes" bit you can find links to some footage from the show.
    <still reeling>

    That was amazing!

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    Yes there were some cool moves in Benji and Heidi's, and some great dramatic stuff, and he looks like he would be fun to dance with - but I can't get excited about her at all, and I don't know why. Maybe it's just that she's too thin so her arms look like they're going to break, or maybe it's a style of WCS that I'm not used to seeing, but whereas Jordan/Tatiana, Kyle/Sarah, Robert/Deborah, or Paul/Cat all have me holding my breath and thinking wow, I wish I could dance like that, Benji and Heidi didn't do it for me - yet (maybe it will be different if I see them in person). Please don't hate me, it's an inspiration thing I guess.

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    Quote Originally Posted by Tessalicious
    whereas Jordan/Tatiana, Kyle/Sarah, Robert/Deborah, or Paul/Cat all have me holding my breath and thinking wow, I wish I could dance like that, Benji and Heidi didn't do it for me - yet (maybe it will be different if I see them in person). Please don't hate me, it's an inspiration thing I guess.
    Have to say, their routine didn't wow me, either. It's certainly a very difficult and technically demanding routine, but it doesn't do a lot for me on an artistic or emotional level.

    It seems to me that some routines are mainly impressive due to their content - the bravura lifts, the accuracy, speed and complexity of moves, and so on, while some manage to be more than the sum of their parts. I think you can go too far in either direction and as someone who likes to see the big tricks, I'm glad Benji and Heidi pushing their content way beyond the minimum requirements. But a bit more emotional content and feeling would make them even stronger performers.

    In fairness, I don't know how much time they had to work on it - they live on opposite sides of the US these days.

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    I'm glad others feel the same as me. Benji and Heidi's routine was very clever, precise and no one could argue with the fact it was certainly a polished performance but personally, I much prefer the relaxed, effortless look that J&T seem to pull off so easily
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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory
    I'm glad others feel the same as me. Benji and Heidi's routine was very clever, precise and no one could argue with the fact it was certainly a polished performance but personally, I much prefer the relaxed, effortless look that J&T seem to pull off so easily
    I think the difference between the 2 styles has a lot to do with the categories they were dancing in.

    I don't know the names of the categories but one is obviously involved with loads of aerials which is totally different and more energetic than the other more smooth category.

    I agree with the sentiments posted above with the proviso that we are comparing chalk and cheese "category wise".

    I am looking forward to see Benji and partner at Southport. in Sept and J&T next june

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    I guess dancing to multiple songs mixed together, or weird conceptual songs that sound like multiple songs mixed together, is pretty good for winning competitions. As a viewer, I can't say I'm keen on it. Oh well.

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    Re: Winning US Open routines (2005) on You Tube

    Quote Originally Posted by under par
    I think the difference between the 2 styles has a lot to do with the categories they were dancing in.

    I don't know the names of the categories but one is obviously involved with loads of aerials which is totally different and more energetic than the other more smooth category.
    In WCS there are two categories: Classic, where no aerials are permitted and Showcase where aerials are not only allowed but are actually mandatory (from memory, you must do at least 3 lifts, at least one lift above shoulder height, and a maximum of 5 lifts).

    But this doesn't fully explain matters; Robert and Deborah's performances are hardly lacking in artistry despite them competing in Showcase rather than Classic.

    Put simply, I think the track Benji and Heidi chose is too fast; that they keep up with it is impressive, but how much nicer to see them dance to a track that gives them time to breath, and us time to savour...

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinHarper
    I guess dancing to multiple songs mixed together, or weird conceptual songs that sound like multiple songs mixed together, is pretty good for winning competitions. As a viewer, I can't say I'm keen on it. Oh well.
    I think a lot of it is wanting to show you can dance to different styles of music. Have to say, that side of things didn't particularly bother me here - it was a long way from the musical abominations that you seem to see in salsa competitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinHarper
    I guess dancing to multiple songs mixed together, or weird conceptual songs that sound like multiple songs mixed together, is pretty good for winning competitions.

    I think music selection is one part of their multi-facetted talents.

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