Solo Dance Series Technical Information
Latest Updates and Clarifications
7/22 - For Pattern Dance only, and the juvenile through novice Combined Pattern Dance Segment, the steps to be skated should match the gender of the skater with the following exception: if there is only one male skater in a group, he may skate the ladies' steps. This is optional and up to the skater.
This does not apply to shadow events where all skaters will skate the ladies' steps.
This will be reviewed for next season and reflected in the 2020 Solo Dance Handbook.
6/28 - To clarify and update Choreographic Character Step.
Current: Must be placed around the short axis and proceed from barrier to barrier. Must commence with a full stop at one barrier or the other. May be performed at any point in the program.
Updated: Must be placed around the short axis and proceed from barrier to barrier. Must commence with a full stop at one barrier or the other. The opening pose of the beginning of the program is not to be considered the start of the Choreographic Character Step. May be performed at any point thereafter in the program.
Reasoning: This clarification indicates that the start of the Choreographic Character Step does not commence with the opening pose of the program, and that a stop after skating is to be used to indicate the start of the ChSt. Several seasons ago, the ISU indicated that a Partial Step Sequence could not be performed at the start of the program and must be indicated by a stop. In trying to mirror the ISU rules as much as possible, we are utilizing the same type of rule. A skater may, however, start skating after their opening pose for a short time, not travel very far, and then stop to indicate the start of the element.
1/4 - The test level requirements for the Shadow Dance have been corrected in the Skater's Handbook.
General Resources and Charts
2019 Pattern Dance Diagrams
2019 Featured Steps
2019 Solo Dance Scale of Values
Skaters' Choice Music Timing
2019 Solo RD Requirements Chart
2019 Solo FD Requirements Chart
Additional Resources for Coaches
Additional Resources for Officials
2019 Referee Cheat Sheet
2019 Tech Panel Cheat Sheet