Wow, love Lillies Of Valley! Really nice tension. But it's certainly a subtle version of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je0lFe0MHjU
<- this one has a more solid rhythm. And is DEFINITELY danceable. (I know because I just did!). Though being highly syncopated it suits swing dancing footwork well (and-1 and-2 and-3 and-4 etc, think bouncing into the ground on 1,2,3,4 and rise-ups/jumps/steps happen on the ANDs between the beats, rather than the usual jumps/steps on the beats). Which unless the judges/onlookers are familiar with the look/style they might judge on being off the beat.
Footage on TV is always a bit dicey for judging footwork sync anyway. Having worked in TV, I can say that audio/video sync is always a problem, and has to be resynced manually due to digital video being buffered all over the place. How well this is done depends on how much the techs care. Which usually isn't a lot. Though ice dancing at the olympics probably gets sufficient attention. Combined with speed of sound vs speed of light issues along a rink, all bets are off really, unless you're there in person.
Stumbled over this one. Certainly made me smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1v_uDUf9to
Very much a pure "lets dance!" kind of routine. No story or emotional depth to speak of, but it sure looks like fun. (Would LOVE to get my skating to a level where I could dance on ice with someone like that, but entirely improvised/led/followed).
I still think *everyone* is missing a trick by not having big obvious recognisable repeated motifs, matched to (or complementing) the big obvious recognisable repeated motifs in the music.
Been thinking about Yello (remember them?). (Electro)pop sensibilities, epic production, lots of latin rhythms, and almost operatic at times. Not a huge amount of actually danceable stuff, but occasionally e.g.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ98F1dwvZY
I think I could have A LOT of fun skating to this. or with a very similar rhythm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14cH1o9K4ho