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
SAVE THE DATE: The 5th Annual Solo Dance Camp will be held February 17 - 19, 2024 in Allen, TX. It will be hosted by the Dallas FSC.
Click here to read a note regarding the choreographic rhythm sequence and character step.
Attention: Please edit the 2023 Pattern Dance Reference Materials (Page 67) to correct the Yankee Polka Variation Dance timing which has been corrected on the Timing Chart for Solo Dance Skater's Choice Pattern Dance Music available on this page.
Click here to read a note regarding elements that do not meet the requirements for a basic level.
Click here to read a note regarding the Midnight Blues Shadow Dance timing.
Click here to read a note regarding critiques.
Click here to read a letter from John Millier regarding music requirement deductions.
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.
2023 Series Info
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.
Click Here For The Quick Reference Solo Rhythm Dance Chart.
Click Here For The Quick Reference Solo Free Dance Chart.
Solo Pattern Dance Series/Final Dances Clarification
Click Here For The Updated 2023 Timing Chart for Solo Dance Skater's Choice Pattern Dance Music.
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 Officials' Manual.
Click Here For The 2023 Solo Dance Series Elements SOV (Last Updated 3/30/2023).
Click Here For The 2023 Solo Dance Series LOC Handbook.
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.