Torvill and Dean were masters of innovation and storytelling.
For their second world title, Torvill and Dean performed 'Mack and Mabel,' a free dance about the silent film era.
The next year, they performed 'Barnum,' a free dance expressing the theme of the circus.
While 'Bolero' was the most famous piece, many felt that their Paso Doble was actually their strongest dance in 84.
Bolero left the world spellbound in Sarajevo.
After continuing to invent, improve and entertain for a decade, Torvill and Dean reinstated under the Boitano rule and were the world eagerly anticipated their return to competition. Torvill and Dean skated professionally during a time when they were certainly not "out of sight" or "out of mind." Their tours and presence at professional competitions sold out arenas around the globe.
Torvill and Dean's rumba from Lillehammer ('History of Love') may indeed be their finest dancer. It was emotional, romantic, difficult and mesmerizing.
Despite their victory in the original dance, Torvill and Dean were only awarded the bronze in '94 in one of the great highway robberies in the history of the sport. The ISU used Torvill and Dean for TV ratings and advised them on what they wanted in the free dance and suggested they make changes between the European Championships and the Olympic Games. After doing as they were instructed, the ISU judges gave the most successful professionals in history (and skating's most heralded stars) a giant middle finger upon their return to competition. Judges would later claim that Torvill and Dean arguably violated a rule with the final somersault Jayne performs over Chris' head despite the glaring rule-violating of Grishuk and Platov who skated apart for periods far greater than was permissible.