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Shibutanis try ice dancing with the stars

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Updated: January 28, 2012, 1:27 AM ET
By Michelle Smith

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The on-ice samba step might have been the giveaway.

As the sibling ice dance team of Alex and Maia Shibutani came off the ice following an attention-getting 72.61 score in their short program Friday afternoon at HP Pavilion, there seemed something vaguely familiar about what they had done, the way they had moved on the ice.

The kind of thing one might see on, say ... "Dancing with the Stars."

Turns out, it was not a coincidence. The Shibutanis ...

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