Figure Skating Tests
Figure Skating Dance Tests
Ice Dancing
  Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating where couples consisting of a woman and a man are skating together. Ice dance differs from pairs in focusing on intricate footwork performed in close dance holds, in time with the music. Ice dance lifts must not go above the shoulder.
  There are two tracks for dance tests, namely compulsory and freestyle. These tracks are similar to moves and freestyle tests. The compulsory tests follow a specific pattern on the ice similar to the moves tests. The free dance tests consist of choreographed programs with required elements similar to the freestyle tests. Skaters may take any compulsory dance test without taking the same level moves test but for competition the associated moves test is required.

Compulsory Dance Tests - Compulsory dance tests are marked for Technique, Timing and expression.

Technique can be broken down into four components. Accuracy, placement, Style, and Unison.

  1. Accuracy measures how well the skater(s) conform to the dance diagrams and descriptions.
  2. Placement again measures how well the skater conforms to the diagrams with an emphasis on deep edges am flow.
  3. Style is all about posture and carriage. Speed should not be obtained at the expense of good style.
  4. Unison measure how well the skaters move in unison. The dance couple should skate as close together as possible,

Timing measures how closely the skater(s) keep in rhythm to the music without any break in continuity.

Expression measures how well the skater(s) interpret the character of the music giving the performance a distinct flavor.

  Free Dance Tests -
  • Standard
  • Adult
  • Masters

Other are seven levels in dance, preliminary, pre-bronze, bronze, pre-silver, silver, pre-gold, gold.

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