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Ice Dance Rules & Resources

Below is technical information for the ice dance discipline. 

Latest Updates & Clarifications:

5/2/24 - The 2024-25 Pattern Dance Key Points for juvenile, intermediate and novice were posted.

2/9/24 - Minor updates were made to the Ice Dance Deductions for U.S. Figure Skating 6.0 Events.

General Information:

Series Information:

The decision was made to cancel the 2021 National Qualifying Series (NQS). For details, click here

Technical Information:

Visit the Technical Notifications page to view all active TNs.

For the Standard Event List and Program Requirements, visit Skater Journey - Competing - Overview

ISU Communications and Q&As:

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.

Judges and Referees Information:

Seminars/Webinars:

Pattern Dance Music Downloads:

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.