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
The Tango is a Level 8B (UK) / Silver (USA) pattern dance. It is danced at 27 measures of 4 beats per minute (108 beats per minute). It was invented by Paul Kreckow and Trudy Harris, who first performed it at Hammersmith Ice Rink, London, in 1932.
Morgan Grant & Luke Skala dancing the Tango at the Challenge Cup of Philadelphia 2009 I love the venue – open barriers and mirrors!
Xeniya Chepizhko & Sergeyi Schevchenko (Ukraine) dancing the Tango at the Liberec Trophy (for Novice skaters), Liberec, Czech Republic, October 23-26, 2006
Tango (Learn to Ice Dance Vol. 2) (by SharperEdgeProd)
Tanith Belbin dancing with Wolfgang Ebersole – USFSA testing American Tango
The Tango – Jo Ann Schneider and Richard Griffin in the U.S. National Figure Skating Championships (Junior Dance) in 1975.
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