Events for the 2014-15 season (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015): Main wikipedia page (doesn’t cover JGP) Junior Grand Prix (Aug 20 – Oct 12, 2014) : ISU JGP; Wikipedia JGP Senior Grand Prix (Oct 24 – Nov 30, 2014): ISU SGP; Wikipedia SGP Challenger series (Sept 10 – Dec 07, 2014): ISU Challenger […]
ISU documents: Listed on 2014-15 page: http://www.isu.org/en/single-and-pair-skating-and-ice-dance/isu-judging-system/ice-dance Required dances/rhythms/elements Set out in ISU Communication 1857 See also: Handbook for Officials – Pattern Dances, July 2014 Silver Samba pattern Paso Doble pattern Novice pattern dances International Novice Competitions Basic Novice: Foxtrot * and American Waltz Advanced Novice: Either group 1 (European Waltz and Tango *) or […]
While NISA put details of the Skate-UK (http://www.iceskating.org.uk/skateuk/aboutskateuk) and Skate-UK Star (http://www.iceskating.org.uk/skateuk/aboutstar) requirements on their website, they don’t seem to put details of higher levels, and enquiries seem to be referred to the shop where these can be purchased. However, this Wikipedia page is useful. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ice_Skating_Association Because this information seems hard to get, some of […]
NISA (UK) test requirements For current requirements, see here. Skate UK Pre-2013: Level 1 Sit and stand on the ice, Moving forward (basic skating), Two-foot glide and dip, Stepping around on the spot Level 2 Moving backward, ½ snowplough or full snowplough stop, Forward skating, Two-foot glide on a curve Level 3 Forward one-foot glide […]
This is a compilation of music chosen by couples, which will be updated as more information appears. The rhythms for the Short Dance in 2013-14 are: Senior – Quickstep plus the option of one or two of Foxtrot, Charleston and Swing Junior – Quickstep plus the option of either Foxtrot or Charleston Senior couples: Couple […]
The senior-level ISU Grand Prix (originally called the Champions Series) started in 1995-6 as a way to get more TV coverage of amateur figure skating, and the junior series began 2 years later. All four major disciplines are represented. Juniors must be between 13 and 19 years of age, with male dancers and either member […]
ISU Handbook for Officials – Pattern Dances July 2013 Includes descriptions of the following dances: Fourteenstep, Foxtrot, Rocker Foxtrot, European Waltz, American Waltz, Starlight Waltz, Kilian, Tango, Blues
Required dances/rhythms/elements: ISU communication no. 1782 (ICE DANCE:Requirements for Technical Rules, Season 2013/14) ISU Handbook for Officials – Pattern Dances July 2013 International Novice Competitions Basic Novice:Fourteenstep Advanced Novice: Kilian, Tango Short dance Senior: Quickstep, or Quickstep plus one or two of the following Rhythms: Foxtrot, Charleston, Swing Junior: Quickstep, or Quickstep plus one of […]
Required dances/rhythms/elements: ISU communication no. 1721 (ICE DANCE:Requirements for Technical Rules,season 2012/13) International Novice Competitions Basic Novice:Foxtrot Advanced Novice: Rocker Foxtrot, Kilian Short dance Senior: One to three of the following rhythms -Polka, March, Waltz; the Pattern Dance Elements must be skated on the Polka Rhythm,in any style of Polka Junior: Blues or Blues plus […]
The 2013–2014 figure skating season begins on July 1, 2013, and ends on June 30, 2014. During this season, elite skaters will compete on the Olympic level at the 2014 Winter Olympics and on the ISU Championship level at the 2014 European, Four Continents, World Junior, and World Championships. They will also compete in elite […]
USFSA 2012-13 Tests Book: Excellent book with 38 dance patterns, plus all the USFSA figure skating tests.
A list of 100s of samples for different ice dances that can be bought as CDs or DVDs
Introductory dance patterns pdf: Australian ISA pdf with details of: Dutch Waltz / Canasta Tango / Swing Dance / Fiesta Tango
http://www.isa.org.au/Documents/Rulebook/ISA Rulebook – V-8 – Appendix D – Introductory Dance Patterns.pdf
Skate Canada BC: silver dance information : American Waltz, Harris Tango, Keats Foxtrot, Rocker Foxtrot
ISU information pdfs for Blues, Yankee Polka, Quickstep, Finnstep
ISU Novice Pattern Dance information pdfs: American Waltz, Blues, European Waltz, Foxtrot, Kilian, Rocker Foxtrot, Starlight Waltz, Tango
ISU handbook for officials July 2012 Includes descriptions of the following dances: Fourteenstep, Foxtrot, Rocker Foxtrot, European Waltz, American Waltz, Starlight Waltz, Kilian, Tango, Blues
UK skating – National Ice Skating Association (NISA) levels including pattern dances (Wikipedia). While NISA put details of the Skate-UK (http://www.iceskating.org.uk/skateuk/aboutskateuk) and Skate-UK Star (http://www.iceskating.org.uk/skateuk/aboutstar) requirements on their website, they don’t seem to put details of higher levels, and enquiries seem to be referred to the shop where these can be purchased. However, this Wikipedia page is useful.
USFSA & ISI Test Levels: USA figure skating levels (not dance)
Coffee Skate Online Ice Dance Patterns and Links: Information and Patterns for 21 lower level and recreational dances, ranging from the very familiar (European Waltz & Foxtrot) to the less well-kown (Tulips from Amsterdam Waltz & Denver Shuffle).