has a beautiful 2001 ball routine, one that charms everyone. The
contrasting music (soothing versus loud) is really pleasant listen to
and Erofeeva has artfully combined artistry to her music. Her graceful
movements in this ball routine definitely capture the audience.
likes to wear a beautiful white (almost) leotard for this routine. It
is also one of the rare leotards that I like in 2001. It not matches
Erofeeva’s slim body, but also the routine.
ball up in ring balance, she poses a striking starting position. When
an abrupt exciting music begins, she releases the ball immediately,
performs a double illusion to catch ball between two hands in the
kneeling position. This difficult catch is one of her usual throws
that she employs, including the earlier seasons.
up, Erofeeva places the ball on her back, performs a 720 degrees ring
balance. (Into a fish balance? if I am not wrong) Throwing the ball
from the back, she kneels down on the floor elegantly together with
the ball tucked between her legs. Jointly with the silent and peaceful
music accompanied, she exhibits her dexterity as she displays some
large rolls of the ball across her body.
up, she performs a scale balance with the ball on her back, which
transforms into a ring balance. Here, she displays her dexterity again
by rolling the ball over both arms again. This is followed quickly by
an arching of back as well as a wave (F4003). Not to be
outdone, she follows with another large roll of the ball over both
arms, but this time with a turning Cossack jump.
is here that she displays her most spectacular element as the stirring
music enters. She performs her favourite pirouette – attitude spins.
Frequently, she pivots four times. But at the Worlds, she has even
further wowed everyone with a five times attitude pivot. It looks
really gorgeous and amazing. She ends the combination with a final
ring pivot and then a double stag ring leap.
she releases the ball under her leg as she executes a split ring leap
and catches confidently. Her next throw is a commonly seen one: she
throws the ball, rolls twice to catch it in her hands.
all the excitement, the music turns peaceful now. Here Erofeeva makes
a large roll of ball over both arms in kneeling position, displaying
dexterity as she frolics the ball. Placing the ball on her arms, she
does a walkover, stopping at the back scale. Here, she pirouettes
again (yes, very beautiful, aided by her elasticity) and executes a
leg up pivot and then a side leg up pivot.
to the end of the routine, Erofeeva shows her difficulty and good
techniques by finishing her elements. First, she does a full turning
double stag ring leap and then two half turning double stag ring leap.
Subsequently, she releases the ball for a little throw, catching it in
a back flexion. Standing back, she bounces the ball on the ball as she
does a double stag ring jump. A few more pivots, like the MG pivot and
the scale pivot follow suit before the routine comes to an end.
the Europeans, Erofeeva has some variations in the routine. For
example, she has an extra element of kicking the ball up with a double
stag ring leap at the start of the routine. Instead of her double roll
throw, she throws the ball, does a split into a roll before catching
the ball between her hands. Her order of arrangements of the elements
is different too. Nevertheless, they are all enjoyable.