John Kerr’s Thoughts on Free Dance, Worlds 2011
I had no idea what to expect from Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, but they totally blew me away with their performance. They took themselves completely out of their comfort zone (Mahler, etc.), and they succeeded brilliantly.
Latin is not always the easiest style to take on the ice because it is basically a static dance (i.e. it does not use a lot of space on the dance floor). I honestly thought their performance might give them the gold medal, but sometimes the competition can look very different on TV as opposed to being there in the arena. I personally preferred this performance to Meryl & Charlie, but both teams are so close in ability that it can really come down to personal preference- or a call on an element…