Latest Updates & Clarifications:
10/31/23 - An updated version of the Skaters' Choice Adult Partnered and Solo Pattern Dance Timing Chart has been posted.
10/3/23 - An updated version of ISU Communication #2569 (dated 9/27/23) was posted. Updates on are on pages 21 and 22.
9/5/23 - The 2023-24 Technical Panel Handbook for Ice Dance was posted.
8/10/23 - ISU Communications 2560 and 2569 were updated along with the two ice dance deduction charts for IJS events, the marking guide for GOEs for ice dance, and the program component chart for pattern dance.
7/31/23 - The judging reminders for ice dance were updated.
7/13/23 - The key points for the intermediate pattern dance Rocker Foxtrot have been updated.
7/13/23 - The Skaters' Choice Pattern Dance Timing Chart for Pre-Juvenile through Novice was updated to remove references to a season. No timing information was changed.
7/1/23 - ISU Communication #2569 - Ice Dance - Calling Specifications and Marking Guides - was posted. (The corresponding documents for GOEs and Program Components will be split out following the July 4 holiday.)
- Additions to the ISU Ice Dancing Music Rhythms Booklet - Spanish Dance Rhythms (Revised 4/3/14, PDF)
- Additions to the ISU Dancing Music Rhythms Booklet - Hip Hop (7/17/14, PDF)
- Planned Program Content Sheet (PDF)
- Planned Program Content Sheet Instructions (PDF)
The decision was made to cancel the 2021 National Qualifying Series (NQS). For details, click here.
Visit the Technical Notifications page to view all active TNs.
For the Standard Event List and Program Requirements, visit Skater Journey - Competing - Overview.
- 2023-24 Novice Pattern Dance Key Points (PDF, 5/19/23)
- 2023-24 Intermediate Pattern Dance Key Points (PDF, 7/13/23)
- 2023-24 Juvenile Pattern Dance Key Points (PDF, 5/19/23)
- 2023-24 Ice Dance Deductions for Novice and Below and Adult (PDF, 8/10/23)
- 2023-24 Ice Dance Deductions for Junior and Senior (PDF, 8/10/23)
- Ice Dance Deductions for U.S. Figure Skating 6.0 Events (PDF, 10/2/18)
- Skaters' Choice Pattern Dance Timing Chart for Pre-Juvenile through Novice (PDF, 7/13/23)
- 2023-24 Skater's Choice Adult Partnered and Solo Pattern Dance Timing Chart (PDF, 10/31/23)
ISU Communications and Q&As:
- ISU Communication #2569 - Ice Dance - Calling Specifications and Marking Guides 2023-24 (PDF, 10/3/23)
- ISU Communication #2564 - Ice Dance - Scale of Values for 2023-24 (PDF, 6/1/23)
- ISU Communication #2560 - Ice Dance - Requirements for Technical Rules 2023-24 (PDF, 8/10/23)
Technical Panel Information:
- ISU Technical Panel Handbook - Ice Dance (PDF, 9/5/23)
Note: This document has been prepared for ISU technical panels for all international events, and U.S. Figure Skating technical panels will follow it for its events. Any further ISU changes to these documents will be posted on this web site.
- Ice Dance Calling Clarifications for Novice and Below (PDF, 8/4/22)
- Juvenile Free Dance and Adult Free Dance Twizzle Calling Specifications (PDF, 7/20/11)
- Technical Panel Error Correction Protocol (PDF, 7/1/23)
Judges and Referees Information:
- How Should the Referee Check the Duration of a Lift (PDF, 7/25/19)
- 2023-24 Marking Guide for GOEs for Ice Dance (PDF, 8/10/23)
- Program Component Chart (Pattern Dance) (PDF, 8/10/23)
- Program Component Chart (Rhythm Dance and Free Dance) (PDF, 7/7/23)
- Program Component Details (PDF, 7/7/23)
- 2023-24 Judging Reminders for Ice Dance (PDF, 7/31/23)
- Grades of Execution +5 to -5 ISU Webinar - Ice Dance (7/13/18)
- ISU Finnstep Instructional Video (7/8/19)
- ISU Tea-Time Foxtrot Training Video (5/23/19)
- Videos from the Tea-Time Foxtrot Seminar in Detroit (7/8/19)
Pattern Dance Music Downloads:
- Preliminary Pattern Dances
- Pre-Bronze Pattern Dances
- Bronze Pattern Dances
- Pre-Silver Pattern Dances
- Silver Pattern Dances
- Pre-Gold Pattern Dances
- Gold Pattern Dances
- International Pattern Dances - Cha Cha Congelado, Rhumba, Silver Samba, Tango Romantica, Yankee Polka
- International Pattern Dances - Austrian Waltz, Golden Waltz and Ravensburger Waltz
Note: U.S. Figure Skating does not currently have music for the Finnstep, Midnight Blues or Tea-Time Foxtrot. Music may be available for purchase from the ISU.