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 […]
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
Eric van der Weyden and Eva Keats were British roller dance champions in the 1920s. They mixed roller and ice skating, and invented the Rocker Foxtrot, Keats Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz and Westminster Waltz in the 1930s. Eva Keats also coached figure skater Cecilia Colledge, who won multiple British and European Championships, the World Championship, and […]
The Foxtrot is a UK Level 6 / US Pre-Silver level dance skated in the Open, Closed and Outside positions to 4/4 time foxtrot music at 100 beats per minute with a soft knee action and good flow. This dance is designed to be skated on deep edges with semicircular lobes. Invented by Eric van […]
The Foxtrot as demonstrated by Maya Usova and Alexander Zhulin (by assiolo) With commentary
Foxtrot (Learn to Ice Dance Vol. 2) (by SharperEdgeProd)
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.
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
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).