The Finnstep is danced to the music of the Quickstep (2/4; 52 measures of 2 beats per minute) There are 3 sections: 1. The Promenade Section 2. Turn, Twizzle and Stop Section 3. Crossing Paths (changing sides) Section The ISU information can be found here The Finnstep was one of the Compulsory Dances for senior […]
This is the 1995 World Figure Skating Championships Original Dance performance by Susanna Rahkamo and Petri Kokko, which later was adapted to become the Finnstep.
The Finnstep was developed in part by Kati Winkler & René Lohse, who skate it here (when still called the Sunshine Quickstep)
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir came 1st in the Compulsory Dance at the 2009 4CC
Meryl Davis and Charlie White came 2nd in the Compulsory Dance at the 2009 4CC
17 year old Vanessa Crone and 18 year old Paul Poirier came 3rd in the Compulsory Dance at their first 4CC
Jana Khokhlova & Sergei Novitski came 1st in the Compulsory Dance section, with a mark higher than any in the 4CC
Faielli and Scali came 2nd in the Compulsory Dance at the 2009 European Championships
Sinead and John Kerr came 3rd in the Compulsory Dance at the 2009 European Championships
Interesting comparison of Finnstep performances by: Virtue / Moir 36.40 pts (2009 4CC) White / Davis 35.23 pts(2009 4CC) Pechalat / Bourzat 34.38 pts (2009 Europeans) Capellini / LaNotte 32.58 pts (2009 Europeans) Weaver / Poje 30.62 pts(2009 4CC)
Useful video, annotating the dance
News item about the debate whether to include the Finnstep as an official (and possibly the last ever) new dance http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080730&content_id=49784&vkey=ice_news
Senior-level Season Required pattern dance Rhythms 2010–2011 Golden Waltz One or two of: Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, or Tango 2011–2012 Rhumba One to three of: Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba, Mambo, Merengue 2012–2013 Yankee Polka Polka, March, Waltz 2013–2014 Finnstep Quickstep or Quickstep + one or two of: Foxtrot, Charleston, Swing Junior-level Season Required pattern dance Rhythms […]
USFSA 2012-13 Tests Book: Excellent book with 38 dance patterns, plus all the USFSA figure skating tests.
ISU information pdfs for Blues, Yankee Polka, Quickstep, Finnstep