|Max 2 (See Note)
2 different types
of Short Lifts
(max 6 seconds)
Long Lifts not
2nd Lift optional–
see Note below.
Note: The first
only will be
determining level of difficulty. The
second lift is
optional and, if
performed, will be considered by the judges in marking
If a third lift is
performed, it will
be considered by
the Technical Panel as an extra
deduction 1.0 will be applied.
1 Midline Not Touching Covering the Full length of the ice surface.
Must incorporate mirror and/or matching foot- work. Both partners may
cross each other’s tracing(s) and may switch from matching footwork to
mirror and vice versa.
The partners should
remain as close
together as possible
but must not touch.
partners should be
generally no more than 2 arms lengths apart.
One Step Sequence
in hold selected from
Diagonal or Circular
Diagonal – skated as
fully corner to corner
Circular - Utilizing
the full width of ice
surface on the short
axis of the rink.
Use of variety of dance holds except no hand in hand hold in sustained
position with fully extended arms.
Any separation to change hold must not exceed one measure of music.
Lifts, jumps of more than ½ rotation, stops, dance spins,
pirouettes, pattern retrogressions and loops are not
permitted in either step sequence.
|1 (See Note)
One set of Sequential Twizzles
Up to one step in between twizzles.
No stop(s) allowed before and/or between twizzles.
The set of sequential twizzles may be skated in any part of the program
except in the required step sequences.
Note: Additional sets of sequential twizzles are permitted but only
performed set outside the required the required step
sequence will be identified and considered in deter- mining level of
Each additional set of sequential twizzles outside the required step
sequence will be consid- ered by the judges in marking Choreography if
elements reflect character of music/dance.
|See current season’s ISU
Communication on music, repeated positions and illegal lifts/elements.
Stops: 1 stop of up to 10 sec. duration or 2 stops each of up to 5 sec.
duration are permitted.
Dance Spin is not included in the requirements. However, a couple may
choose to use the spinning move- ment as part of their choreography.
The spinning movement skated by the couple to- gether in any hold
around a common axis on one foot or two feet with any number of
rotations is permitted.
The Technical Panel will ignore these movements and the judges will not
consider these movements as the permitted stops.
Hops and jumps of not more than one (1) rotation are permitted.
Jumps of one rotation are permitted but may not be performed
simultaneously. These one rotation jumps are not permitted in either
Kneeling or sliding on 2 knees is not permitted. It will be considered
as a fall and the appropriate deduction will be applied by the
Touching of ice by hand(s) is not permitted
Props Types - Permitted: Small props as part of a costume and
non-detach- able. Props may not be thrown or passed from one skater to
Props Types - Not permitted:
Cane (walking stick), umbrella, bouquet etc.
Costume deduction of 1.0 will be applied by Referee.
• Jumps of one (1) full rotation performed simultaneously
• Jumps of more than one (1) rotation
• Lying on the ice