Solo Dance

Solo dance is an opportunity for skaters to ice dance on their own without a partner and is open to skaters of all ages and ice dance levels, from preliminary to gold and international.

Solo dance is an opportunity for skaters to ice dance on their own without a partner and is open to skaters of all ages and ice dance levels, from preliminary to gold and international. Solo dance events – both pattern and free dances – are available at nonqualifying competitions across the country.

Solo dance events include:

  • Solo Pattern Dance
  • Shadow Dance (two skaters skate a pattern dance side by side)
  • Combined Dance (one solo pattern dance or rhythm dance and one solo free dance)

Solo Dance Series

Created to be a fun, nationwide competitive program, the solo dance series allows skaters to expand their competitive opportunities and encourages those new to ice dancing to give it a try. Skaters register for the series online before April 1 annually. 

Log in to the Members Only site to find technical updates and more information on solo dance.

Most Recent Updates

Important Clarification (May 13, 2024): For the Tango Variation Dance, the Rule states the skater must do A Steps which would normally include a 3 turn at the end of the pattern prior to doing the Variation, but the pattern shows the new A Steps used when two sequences are done so a skater can transition into the B Steps. Since we didn't notice these conflicting Rules until after the season started, we will accept either the A Steps with the 3 turn or without prior to starting the Variation sequence.  

Click Here For A List Of Changes To The 2024 Solo Dance Handbook. 

Click Here For The 2024 Solo Dance Handbook. (Last Updated February 23, 2024). 

Announcement: International Solo Dance is official, and the ISU Solo Dance Page is Live! All rules and regulations are now posted with a calendar of events to follow in the New Year. Click here for more information. 

Click Here For The List Of 2024 Solo Dance Series Competitions. 

Click Here For The 2024 Solo Dance GOE Chart. 

Click Here For The 2024 Solo Dance Timing Chart. 

Click Here For The 2024 Solo Dance Officials' Manual. 

Click Here For The 2024 Referee Cheat Sheet. (Please Note That There Are Two Pages). 

Click Here For The 2024 RD & FD Technical Panel Cheat Sheet. (Please Note That There Are Two Pages). 

Click Here For The 2024 Solo Dance Rhythm Dance Requirements. 

Click Here For The 2024 Solo Dance Free Dance Requirements. 

Attention: No formal critiques/feedback may be offered during Solo Dance Series competitions. The Referee and Technical Controller may answer specific questions about deductions and levels.   

LOC's: Click Here For The Medical Compliance Memo. 

National Solo Dance Final

The top six skaters from each section will be invited to compete at the National Solo Dance Final.

The 2024 National Solo Dance Final: Wesley Chapel, Florida - September 12-15, 2024

 

Your contacts for this area of interest

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Casey Mallory
Manager, Skating Programs
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Carol Wooley
National Vice Chair, Solo Dance
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Gerald Miele
Chair, Programs & New Program Development

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