But like all artists, he's a little bit mad.'' The sad moment was when Slavik says " We'll see if she's gonna survive for a year" and she responds "Yeah, I will." They didn't make it. I've noticed that his choreography has also really changed.
Another interesting video is his practice session with Karina for the 2004 WSS. With Karina, the figures were more connected and there is less separation.
In his samba with Anna in the UK, you can see the use of more solo choreography.
For Slavik to make it, he needs a lady that is good and a partnership that will last.The top 6 ladies are now all taken and in fairly stable relationships.The latest rumor from is that Slavik will get back with Karina Smirnoff..only for shows.reported that Slavik said this at the Rhythm 2010 tournament, but he says this is still undecided.They had chemistry, she's a good height for him, and she's also very talented.
Yet, Slavik's reputation for losing his partners remained when they broke up after only a year of dancing. Elena has said this and there were constant rumors of fighting between him and Karina.
Which brings us to the question: is competition over for Slavik? Bryan Watson, former world champion was 39 when he retired.
It didn't seem like too long ago when he was ranked second in the world with Karina Smirnoff and ranked third Elena Khvorova.
It will be interesting to see if they continue their winning strike to really overtake Michal and Joanna in the future.
It does make dancesport less predictable and more exciting!
Like I said, I think they deserve it, but politics is rampant in dancesport.