Compulsory Dance
Tests and Competitions

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Compulsory Ice Dance Patterns

       The USA and Canada have established the Preliminary through Bronze dances to encourage the development of entry level dancers. The ISU dance structure starts with the Pre-silver level and continues through to the International dances.  Source USFS Rulebook

       Skaters may test as a standard, adult or masters level with a partner. Some skaters may also elect to take tests under the solo track that does not require skating with a partner.

       Competitive skaters entering qualifying dance competitions must pass the standard level tests. Adult skaters may enter adult events having passed the dances at the adult level.

       While most of the dances can be performed on a 85 x 185 foot ice surface, a regulation USA hockey rink is preferred. The international dance competitions are perfomed on a 100 x 200 foot ice surface.

Preliminary Dances
Silver Dances
Pre-Bronze Dances Pre-Gold Dances
Bronze Dances Gold Dances
Pre-Silver Dances
International Dances



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:

Sports Curriculum
PDF  Snowplow Sam Curriculum
PDF  Basic Skills 1-8 Curriculum
PDF  Ice Dance Curriculum
Compulsory Dance Patterns
Roller Dancing
Free Skating Curriculum
PDF  Artistry In Motion Curriculum
PDF  Hockey Curriculum
PDF  Spin and Jump Curriculum

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