With the US Open fast approaching, we talk about what it takes to put together a routine – from picking a song and getting choreography to working with coaches and practicing. Deborah talks about how she’s working on her routine with PJ Turner, and Eric reflects on what he’s learned from his past experiences. We discuss the Rising Star division, what we like about good routines, and the trends we’re seeing in routines today. Whether you’re doing a routine, thinking about a routine, or just enjoy watching them, we hope you find something interesting to take away from our conversation.
Correction: At BbB this year, there were 11 Rising Star couples, 7 Showcase couples, and 7 Classic couples.
Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin – US Open 2017 (Tennessee Whiskey)
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollman – SwingDiego 2007 (Pump It)
Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollman – US Open 2013 (Mind Heist)
Angel & Debbie Figueroa – Boogie by the Bay 2002 (Sometimes)
Angel & Debbie Figueroa – Grand Nationals 2001 (Le Ballet)
Michael Norris & Kellese Key – US Open 2007 (The Continental Stroll)
Brent & Kellese Key – US Open 2003 (Blues Power)
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake – US Open 2002 (Jonny B. Goode)
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake – Grand Nationals 2002 (How Long Can A Fool Go Wrong?)
Jason Colacino & Katie Boyle – Boogie by the Bay 2004 (Soul Serenade)
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Now I’m wondering what it costs on average to get a routine on the competition floor.
That’s a good question. It varies of course. A choreography can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to well over a thousand. Plus coaching, costumes, and the cost of going to events and entering the routine division. It isn’t cheap…