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       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.

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      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
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