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 […]
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/
From Learn to Ice Dance vol 1 (SharperEdgeProd)
Rhythm Blues Adult Nationals (by patineuse)
The Rhythm Blues danced nicely at Alexandra Palace
The Rhythm Blues was a roller skating dance, invented by Robert Craigin. On ice, it’s a Level 1 dance in the UK, and a Preliminary Level dance in the USA (introduced in the US in 1988). It is danced in the Kilian hold throughout, only involves forward skating, and both partners dance the same steps. […]
USFSA 2012-13 Tests Book: Excellent book with 38 dance patterns, plus all the USFSA figure skating tests.
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).