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.
- Accuracy measures how well the skater(s) conform to the dance diagrams and descriptions.
- Placement again measures how well the skater conforms to the diagrams with an emphasis on deep edges am flow.
- Style is all about posture and carriage. Speed should not be obtained at the expense of good style.
- 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.