Tuesday, June 22

More on the New Short Dance

Goodbye compulsory and original dances, hello short dance. Thanks to a source for sending me this information that highlights the changes.

BASICS:

Length will be 2:50 +/- 10 seconds.


At least one minute of the music must meet the same tempo and rhythm specifications as the compulsory dance element included in the dance (i.e., for Junior the tempo and rhythm of the program must be at least 1 minute Viennese Waltz at 52 measures of 3 beats per minute (i.e., 156 bpm), for Senior the tempo and rhythm of the program must be at least 1 minute Golden Waltz at 62 measures of 3 beats per minute (i.e., 186 bpm).  The music during this 1 minute is at the choice of the team – it DOES NOT NEED TO BE official compulsory dance music – only the correct rhythm and tempo.


The remaining program can use up to two additional rhythms from the list: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot or Quickstep.


REQUIRED ELEMENTS


Junior:


One short lift (may include two, in which case the second receives no value and is considered as transitional)


One Midline No-Touch Step Sequence


One sequence of Twizzles


Two full sequences of the Viennese Waltz – with the defined steps, holds and timing (may be skated at any point in the program, but must be skated sequentially without interruption and must start at the defined step 1)


Senior:


One short lift (may include two, in which case the second receives no value and is considered as transitional)


One Midline No-Touch Step Sequence


One sequence of Twizzles


One full sequences of the Golden Waltz – with the defined steps, holds and timing. This sequence will be scored as two elements (the first starting at step 1, the second starting at a step number to be confirmed) (may be skated at any point in the program, may start either at step 1 or at the first step of the second element – step number to be confirmed) 


A draft of the changes should be expected as an ISU communication sometime this week.

4 comments:

becauseofitall said...

What the hell, so this is basically the compulsory dance but longer? Where's the room for innovation?

Thiz said...
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Thiz said...

What do you mean by "innovation"?

Ice Dance needs to keep some strict standards regarding basic skills (such as correct rhythms and dance holds, emphasis on edge control, etc.). IMO, with COP, the elements may have gotten more athletic, but the discipline strayed too far away from actual Ice Dance.

I don't really like the idea of the SD, but then I have to wait and see how it actually looks.

becauseofitall said...

I meant that with strict steps, we won't be able to see programmes like Davis and White's Indian folk dance, but then again, I'm sure the people who want to put originality into the programmes will find a way to do so.