DWTS Season 10 - Week 8

#81
do they have better standard pros in UK or better stars, i love this foxtrot, and i took a look at many others in strictly come dancing, all standard danced in close contact, and all international style, versus in US - standard is all american style or more like jazz
 
#82
On Tuesday, when it was announced that Niecy was going and Chad staying, it looked as though he almost broke down from emotion. Did others see what was going on?
 
#83
Agreed. The judges seemed to like the first team better, but I thought the second team (Purdue) was much more deserving. I don't know much about collegiate dance team comps, so maybe formations are important in judging, but for me, I don't care. Formations to me seem cheesy and cheerleader-y. I would rather just see some quality dancing and I thought Purdue was better at that.
I guess too many formations can get a bit cheesy but isn't the point of formation teams to dance while switching around in shapes, hence the name? I didn't think Purdue lacked the formation, just thought they should have switched it earlier as CAI said.

Does anyone know how many teams there will be?
 
#84
WRT the debate on whether or not to do showy routines, I thought that this video that Mengu posted was not at all boring, and they were actually doing foxtrot steps. I really liked it, in fact.

Is it just me, or is the quality of dancing on SCD a little higher than on DWTS?
Yes! I've always thought so!!! I don't think it has to do with the pros, it's more related to what the audience craves imo. I feel ballroom is a more prestigious sport in the UK (just my own generalization) and the quality of dancing is more important. However in the US, it's all about the show.

As a Pro-Am dancer, after doing that in the US and now having relocated, I feel the same about that category of dance as well.
 

TinyDancer109

Well-Known Member
#86
I don't think it has to do with the pros, it's more related to what the audience craves imo. I feel ballroom is a more prestigious sport in the UK (just my own generalization) and the quality of dancing is more important. However in the US, it's all about the show.
Agreed. It's even made obvious by the title of the show, "strictly come dancing". AKA please no gimmicks, tricks, etc.
 
#87
There is a definate difference in the audience requirements on SCD. The british are less interested in flashy choreography and far more keen on seeing simple routines done well.
The pros get pulled apart by the judges if they hide behind props/theatre numbers too much and the same is clear from the audience votes.
 
#88
There is a definate difference in the audience requirements on SCD. The british are less interested in flashy choreography and far more keen on seeing simple routines done well.
The pros get pulled apart by the judges if they hide behind props/theatre numbers too much and the same is clear from the audience votes.
If you think about the fact that Len judges both shows, it's no surprise that he hates the gimmicks on DWTS...
 

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