Febuary-March 2008

A few days after the German Nationals, Katarina Witt offered us to skate in her farewell tour, and of course we accepted instantly.

This was a great experience. We had tremendous fun on the tour and have also learned a lot. Before the opening night we spent a week in Bad Sachsa and rehearsed the choreography. Within seven days, we had to learn about ten choreographies. At this time we were on the ice for 6 hours on average, during which it was particularly exciting to see how pros work (especially Brian Boitano and Naomi Lang and Peter Tchernyshev).

Right before the opening night, it was Daniel in particular who was nervous. Not all steps were perfect yet, and from time to time errors crept in. Already after the first number, though, the nervousness was gone. The audience was great, and we certainly won't forget the first show.

Another highlight besides the opening night was the taping of the show in Hanover. Not only were some costumes quickly modified a little, the entire atmosphere was just very emotional. We all became a real team, and it was too bad that we would soon go separate ways again.

During the broadcast of the show such emotions naturally welled up again, but we were very happy that our solo performance (Time of My Life - Dirty Dancing) was shown.

At this point we would once again like to thank Katarina cordially for this opportunity. It was a great time. Thanks also to the With Witt team, the ice crew, the choreographers, and of course to Caryn, Naomi, Nelly, Julia, Brian, Ryan, Steven, Alexander, Peter, and Sergei.




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