Ice Dancing

hosted by

San Diego Figure Skating Communications
a non-profit educational organization
Partnered Ice Dancing

       There are three different competitive ice dancing events that a couple (man and woman) can enter - Compulsory Dances, Original Dance, and Free Dancing.

       To enter ice dancing events in qualifying events, each skater of the team must pass the following tests:

       ISU and USFS Rules Governing Ice Dancing

       Ice dancing qualifying competitions consists of three events:
    • Compulsory dances selected for the current skating season
    • Original dance to tempo selected for the current season
    • Free dance
       Dance events, under the International Judging System, are scored for:
  • Technical elements - Grades of Execution
  • Performance components
    • Choreography
    • Interpretation/artistic expression
    • Skating skills
    • Performance and execution
    • Transitions
    • Timing
       Dance Glossary
      A strong background in Moves in the Field (MITF) and basic free skating is highly recommended for anyone wishing to compete in qualifying dance events.

Recommended Reading:


      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:
Competition Requirements
PDF Connecting Moves
PDF Small Connecting Jumps
PDF Recognizing Turns
PDF Test Levels
PDF Test Track Events
PDF Short Program Requirements
PDF Short Program Requirements - Synchro
Well Balanced Free Skating Events
Solo Dance Competitions
Ice Dancing Events
Partnered Ice Dancing

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.

Athlete Concerns     Collection of Related Ideas    Skating Articles    Related Topics

Ice Skating Rink Index    Topic Index    Site Index   Home Page