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Ballroom Dancing as Performed on Ice
There are three different qualifying and non qualifying competitive ice dancing events that a couple (man and woman) can enter - Compulsory Dances, Original Dance, and Free Dancing.
Besides dancing with a partner, skaters may test and enter non-qualifying competition events as a solo skater performing in Pattern Dance, Combined Dance, and Short Dance events. This is an evolving activity - for the most current information refer to:
To enter partnered ice dancing events in qualifying events, each skater of the team must pass the following tests:
Dance events, under the International Judging System, are scored for:
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.
Developing A Training Plan
Elite Skaters IJS Handbook
Beginning and Test Skaters
USFS Competition Events
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:
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