San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Dance Steps & Turns
The steps and turns used in pattern ice dancing are the same as used in MITF tests, step sequences and transitions in free skating, pairs, synchronized skating, and free dance programs.
The techniques used to teach and evaluate these steps and turns should be essentially the same. If taught in a systematic fashion there will be a high degree of transferability between the various figure skating disciplines.
The goal is to demonstrate the Dance Steps/Turns and Connecting Elements should be correctly performed. It is essential that skaters acquire the correct skating techniques of the basic movements that serve as the connecting structure (transitions) required in a well balanced Free Skating, Pair or Free Dance USFSA in both test and competition programs.
These workshops can serve as a guide for coaches to incorporate these steps and turns into free skating programs, starting with pre-preliminary tests and no test competition events.
Forward Inside Mohawks
Back Inside Mohawks
Forward Outside Swing Rolls
Back Outside Swing Rolls
Forward Slide Chassés
Forward Inside Swing Rolls
Forward to Back Outside Mohawks (14 step)
Back to Forward Outside Mohawks
Back Outside to Forward Inside Choctaws (Blues)
Forward to Back Outside Mohawks (Foxtrot)
Forward to Back Outside Mohawks (Rocker FoxTrot)
Back Outside to Forward Inside Choctaws (Foxtrot)
Forward Inside Swing Mohawks (Silver Tango)
Forward Outside Swing Mohawks (Silver Tango)
Forward Inside 3's
Forward Cross Rolls
Forward Cross Rolls into quick inside mohawk
Back Cross Rolls
Forward Outside Swing Choctaws (Quickstep)
Swing Outside Forward Rockers (R. Foxtrot)
Alternating inside mohawks (Starlight)
Forward Waltz 3's (American Waltz)
Twizzles (Argentine Tango)
Forward Inside Swing Rockers
Twizzles (multiple traveling turns)
Skating Programs, Seminars, and Workshops
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:
All materials are copy protected.
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.