Ice Network, December 16, 2016: According to Mills, “Max decided to go in a different direction with his short program after Cup of China in late November. I flew to Colorado Springs and choreographed the new program in a day and a half. I told him, 'I just want you to be who you are. You're strong, you're fast, you're powerful -- let's trade on those three assets in your skating.’ I thought the new music he chose was a great idea. I choreographed it as a very strict, classic paso doble. It's all there: the Spanish port de bras (arm carriage), the stomping and clapping."