Ice Dance

About Ice Dance

Ice Dance is a form of ballroom dancing on the ice where a man and woman skate together and perform a variety of turns, steps, twizzles, spins and lifts. Unlike Pairs Skating, overhead lifts are not permitted.

Another distinctive aspect of ice dance is the particular use of music in the performances. In ice dancing, dancers must skate to music with a definite beat or rhythm, which brings out the character and flavour of that particular dance.

ISA Ice Dance Documents

Ice Dance - Program Elements

Ice Dance - Adult Dance - Program Elements

Ice Dance - Solo Dance - Program Elements

Program Component Factors and Falls

Ice Dance Warm Up and Program Times

ISA PD and PDE Timing, Steps and Percentages

Technical Panel Handbook

Ice Dance - Technical Panel Handbook

Pattern Dances

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ISU Pattern Dances



ISU Adult Pattern Dances




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Basic Novice

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Registration Forms


Ice Dance Registration Form - Couples and Solo