Now this is my cup of tea! (except the Jive). The Cha Cha and Paso were amazing and kept my eyes glued to the end...and I really liked many parts of the Samba and Rumba...
There were many things I liked in those four dances, but one thing that really struck me was the strength in his hands. Every hand movement screamed strength and masculinity, which is usually where other dancers lose me...very, very, nice
It wasn't my cup of tea. I much preferred her style as an amateur when they were broadcasting the competitions on american TV.
I think what I dislike is how she relies on excess movement to come out of her turns. I like her speed in her turns in many sections but it looks frenetic in other places. I almost feel like she is dancing a highlight reel of many poses rather than coherent dances.
I'll have to check out more videos of them and see if it is just this series of videos I don't care for or if it is their style in general.
There is no question that they are a powerful couple, but I don't see the lyricism that others do here.
Obviously I can't give a completely unbiased opinion (nor did I get to sit and watch the whole show as most spectators would have) but I will add that Michael & Joanna's Rumba at Dance Legends was AAAmazing. I don't always love the videos of their shows but the number really resonated (literally and figuratively) throughout the venue. It was one of my favorites of the weekend.