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 […]
The Canasta Tango is a beginners’ dance (UK Level 2; US Preliminary Level), skated in Reverse Kilian hold, with the lady on the left. Both partners skate the same steps, all of which are forward. The music is 4/4, at 104 beats per minute, with a tango rhythm. Inventor: James B. Francis First performed: The […]
Canasta Tango (Learn to Ice Dance Vol. 1) (by SharperEdgeProd)
Canasta Tango Southwesterns 2 (by patineuse)
Inside Edge Films and Doreen Hoppe have produced a DVD of lower level dances, skated by Mark Hanretty and Christina Chitwood, filmed at Alexandra Palace. The dances are: Novice Foxtrot Rhythm Blues Canasta Tango Swing Dance Willow Waltz It also includes useful demonstrations of posture and of the separate elements in the dances. For UK […]
Icedancers.com have produced two instructional DVDs for lower level ice dances: Volume 1: Dutch Waltz Canasta Tango Rhythm Blues Cha-Cha Swing Dance Fiesta Tango Volume 2: Hickory Hoedown Willow Waltz Ten-Fox Fourteenstep Foxtrot European Waltz Preview: Tango There are useful trailers both on YouTube, and at: http://www.icedancers.com/apps/videos/
USFSA 2012-13 Tests Book: Excellent book with 38 dance patterns, plus all the USFSA figure skating tests.
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
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).