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.
The 2023 Solo Dance Series will run March to August, and end with the National Solo Dance Final, to be held September 14-17, 2023 in Chicago, IL. Log in to the Members Only site to find technical updates and more information on solo dance.
Most Recent Updates
Attention: A slight change was made to page 29 of the 2023 Solo Dance Series Handbook. Be sure your version includes the update (shown in blue) on spin levels regarding different direction of spinning rotation.
New For Next Season - 2023
Attention - Hello Solo Dance Community!
Click Here For The Updated List Of 2023 Solo Dance Series Competitions.
Click Here For The Updated 2023 Solo Dance Series Handbook.
Referees: Click Here For The 2023 Solo Dance Referee Cheat Sheets.
Click Here For The 2023 Solo Dance Series Technical Cheat Sheet.
Click Here For The 2023 Solo Dance Series Elements SOV (Last Updated 3/15/2023).
Click Here To Sign Up For The 2023 Solo Dance Series.
National Solo Dance Final
The top six skaters from each section will be invited to compete at the National Solo Dance Final.