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Solo Dancing Events

Dancing can be a solo activity

         There is a general lack of male partners to serve as social, test, and competitive dance partners. The development of the solo dance structure allows a skater to develop their dancing skills without having the added expense of having a professional proper their tests. There also is the opportunity to compete against other solo male and female dancers.

        Anyone who has taken Standard Dance tests may crossover and immediately begin to take Solo Dance tests. The Standard Solo Dance test structure does not have age restrictions; however, tests may be taken as an Adult or Masters level which allow lower scores to pass the tests. Skaters may opt to take tests a standard and then change to adult or masters without retaking the previously passed tests.

        If after taking Solo Dance tests, a skater who desires to take Standard Dance tests must go back to the previous test level that they had previously passed.

        A skater generally can compete in dance events with a partner and as a solo dancer in most “Open Competitions”. Be sure to check the competition announcement requirements.

        Solo Dance events usually accept Solo or Standard Dance tests to allow skaters to enter or to exclude the skater from entering a Solo Dance competition event.

        Male and female skaters will usually compete against one another, but performing their step sequences of the dance.

Generally accepted test requirements for entering solo dance competitions -

Test Level  Requirements Solo
Beginner No more than one Preliminary dance Dutch Waltz
Preliminary No more than one Pre-Bronze dance Rhythm Blues
Pre-Bronze No more than one Bronze dance Willow Waltz
Bronze No more than one Pre-Silver dance Ten-Fox
Pre-Silver No more than one Silver dance Fourteen Step
Silver No more than one Pre-Gold dance Rocker Foxtrot
Pre-Gold Open to all Blues
Gold Open to all
Viennese Waltz


Adult Solo Dance Events
source USFS 2010-11 Rulebook

4520 Adult Gold Solo Dance Event

Test Requirements
Test qualifications as of the closing date for entries: Must have passed at least one standard, adult or masters pre-gold dance.

4521 Selection of Compulsory (Pattern) Dances
2010-11 – Dance 1: Blues/Dance 2: Quickstep
2011-12 – Dance 1: Starlight Waltz/Dance 2: Argentine Tango
2012-13 – Dance 1: Paso Doble/Dance 2: Viennese Waltz
2013-14 – Dance 1: Kilian/Dance 2: Westminster Waltz

A. Men and ladies will compete against one another in these events, skating their gender’s
     respective steps.

B. Draw for the skating order will be made in accordance with rule 4204.

4530 Adult Silver Solo Dance Event
Test Requirements
Test qualifications as of the closing date for entries: Must have passed at least one standard, adult or masters pre-silver dance and no higher than one standard, adult or masters pre-gold dance.

4531 Selection of Compulsory (Pattern) Dances
2010-11 – Dance 1: European Waltz/Dance 2: Rocker Foxtrot
2011-12 – Dance 1: Foxtrot/Dance 2: Tango
2012-13 – Dance 1: Fourteenstep/Dance 2: American Waltz
2013-14 – Dance 1: European Waltz/Dance 2: Tango

A. Men and ladies will compete against one another in these events, skating either the steps for
     male or female dancers.

B. Draw for the skating order will be made in accordance with rule 4204.

4540 Adult Bronze Solo Dance Event
Test Requirements
Test qualifications as of the closing date for entries: Must have passed the complete standard, adult or masters preliminary dance test and no higher than one standard, adult or masters pre-silver dance.

4541 Selection of Compulsory (Pattern) Dances
2010-11 – Dance 1: Fiesta Tango/Dance 2: Willow Waltz
2011-12 – Dance 1: Cha Cha/Dance 2: Hickory Hoedown
2012-13 – Dance 1: Rhythm Blues/Dance 2: Willow Waltz
2013-14 – Dance 1: Fiesta Tango/Dance 2: Ten Fox

A. Men and ladies will compete against one another in these events, skating their gender’s
     respective steps.

B. Draw for the skating order will be made in accordance with rule 4204.

Recommended Reading:

Solo Dance Competitions

USFS Competition Events

Competition Requirements

Resources:

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

  
USFS Competitive Events
Pair Skating Tests    
Short Dance & Free Dance Events
Pattern Dance Events  
Compulsory Pattern Dancing
Solo Dancing Events
Synchronized Team Skating Events
National Showcase Events
PDF  Singles Free Skating
PDF  Theater On Ice Events
PDF  Pairs Events         
PDF  Solo Dance Events
PDF  Artistic Events
PDF  Adult Events
Adult Solo Dancing Events

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