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Ice Dancing and Pairs

What is ice dancing? Learn about the differences between social ice dancing and competitive ice dancing. Understand the differences between Pairs Figure Skating and Ice Dancing.
  1. Ice Dance Competitions (2)
  2. Profiles of Ice Dancers (12)
  3. Ice Dance Videos (14)
  4. Learn to Ice Dance DVD (6)

What Is the Difference Between Olympic Pair Skating and Olympic Ice Dancing?
It is obvious that both pair skating and ice dancing require excellent figure skating skills and athleticism, but what is the difference?

Swing Waltz - A Fun Figure Skating Social Ice Dance
The Swing Waltz is a social ice dance.

Is Pair Figure Skating for You?
Are you a figure skater interested in becoming a pair skater? This article gives some basics on what to consider and how to get started.

What Makes a Great Recreational and/or Social Ice Dancer?
This article explains what makes a great social and/or recreational ice dancer.

How to Become a Figure Skating Ice Dance Choreographer
This article gives steps and suggestions that may help a figure skater achieve the goal and dream of becoming an ice dancing figure skating choreographer.

Solo Ice Dancing
Solo ice dancing makes it possible for figure skaters interested in ice dancing to skate and dance without a skating partner.

Ice Dance or Pairs....Which Figure Skating Discipline Is More Fun?
Ice dancing and pair skating look similar to ice skating fans, but the two figure skating disciplines are very different.

How To Find Music For Ice Dancing
This article gives ice dancers some ideas on where to purchase ice dance music.

Prediction: Dancing Socially Will Eventually Fade Away
The "good old days of social ice dancing" are becoming a memory.

Glide Waltz - A Fun and Easy Roller Skating Dance That Ice Skaters Should Learn
The Glide Waltz is a very easy roller skating dance.

Glide Waltz - A Fun and Easy Roller Skating Dance That Ice Skaters Should Learn
The Glide Waltz is a very easy roller skating dance.

Solo Free Dance
In a solo free dance, a figure skater will choose his or her own rhythms, program theme, and music. Creativity is encouraged. A solo free dance may look a bit like a free skating program without jumps.

"Wanna Ice Dance Kit" Is Meant To Encourage Skaters To Give Ice Dancing a Try
The "Wanna Dance Kit' is a set of pdf files put together by ice dancers Alan and Lauren Zell. The goal of the kit is to encourage figure skaters of all levels to give ice dancing a try.

Before You Choose an Ice Dance Coach
Private ice dancing lessons from a qualified figure skating coach are required in order for figure skaters to properly take part in ice dancing.

Skating Partnerships Are Like Arranged Marriages
Figure skating ice dance or pair partnerships are a bit like arranged marriages in some ways.

Pair Skating Lifts
Lifts are the highlight of pair skating. There are several different types of lifts that pair skaters do. This short article lists the main lifts done by figure skaters that do pairs.

Social Ice Dancing - Share About Social Ice Dancing
Are you a figure skater that especially enjoys social ice dancing? Why do you enjoy it? Share your thoughts.

Figure Skating Legend Tai Babilonia Talks About US Pair Skating
Figure skating legend and world pair skating champion, Tai Babilonia, took the time to talk to About.com's Guide to Figure Skating, Jo Ann Schneider Farris, on May 8, 2011. This article sums up Tai's thoughts on what can be done to improve pair skating in the United States.

Colorado Springs Ice Dance Academy
The Colorado Springs Ice-Dance Academy is for figure skaters interested in competitive ice dancing. The program is designed for skaters of all ages and levels.

Summary of a Week at Wheaton Ice Dance Academy's Camp
Wheaton Skating Academy is an ice dancing program for children based in Maryland. Skaters are trained in groups. The program is open to skaters of all ages and levels. Every summer, Wheaton Ice Skating Academy holds an ice dance camp. During the week of July 5 to July 10, 2010, About.com's Guide to Figure Skating, Jo Ann Schneider Farris, took...

Social Ice Dancing Photo Gallery
Ice dance is ballroom dancing on the ice. Some ice dancers are not interested in competing and have fun on the ice together by dancing socially. Everyone does the same steps to about twenty different compulsory ice dances to set patterns on an ice arena's surface.

Figure Skating Partner Tryout Etiquette
What are a parent's responsibilities when it comes to ice dance or pair skating tryouts? This article addresses this question.

Ice Dance Training Session Etiquette
Ice dance training sessions are figure skating practice sessions where competitive ice dancers and figure skaters working on compulsory ice dance tests skate and train. There are certain guidelines figure skaters must follow when they skate and practice on ice dance training sessions. This article lists some of those guidelines.

IcePartnerSearch.com - Find an Ice Dance or Pair Skating Partner
One resource that those looking for skating partners use is IcePartnerSearch.com. The service, endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, allows ice skaters looking for skating partners to post biographical information, photos, videos, contact information, and qualifications. Data is entered by skaters and searching the partner database is simple.

A Figure Skater's IcePartnerSearch.com Success Story
Some figure skaters have reported that they have found a pair skating or an ice dancing partner through IcePartnerSearch.com. This is one skater's success story.

Advantages of Sister-Brother Ice Dance or Pair Skating Teams
Sister-brother pair or ice dance partnerships may last longer than other figure skating partnerships since those relationships go beyond the skating rink and are lifetime relationships.

What Is the Difference Between Ice Dancing and Pairs Skating?
Ice dancing and pair skating have similarities, but they are two very different figure skating disciplines.

How to Get Along With a Pair Skating Partner or an Ice Dance Partner
Some people say that figure skating partnerships are like marriages. There is a difference though. Marriages are commitments for life, while figure skating partnerships are temporary and also are business arrangements. This article gives suggestions on how to get along with a pair or ice dance partner.

How to Switch Figure Skating Partners
Partner switching seems to be the norm in today's figure skating world. This article lists some guidelines on how to switch figure skating pair or ice dance partners.

US Figure Skating's Solo Ice Dance Competition Series
US Figure Skating's Solo Ice Dance Competition Series provides a way for solo ice dancers to compete at and qualify for the National Solo Dance Championships.

Definition of Pairs Skating
This is a short description of pair skating.

Wheaton Ice Skating Academy
Wheaton Ice Skating Academy is an ice dancing program for children based in Maryland. Skaters are trained in groups.

All About Pair Skating
Pair Skating is a variation of free skating. Two skaters, a man and a woman, or a boy and girl, skate together.

Pair Spins and Ice Dance Spins
When a pair skating team or an ice dance team does a pair or dance spin, the spin is done as a unit and as a team. Two spins become one. Figure skaters can be very creative when they do these spins together.

Photos of Pair Skating Twist Lifts
A twist lift is a pair skating move where the man lifts the lady in the air and then throws her. She rotates and twists and then he catches her on the waist and assists her with landing. This photo gallery shows elite pair skaters performing twist lifts.

How to Become an Ice Dancer
There are certain steps involved in becoming an ice dancer. It takes quite a bit of preparation to be able to do free dance, which is what most young skaters interested in ice dancing want to do. Figure skaters must first learn some ice dance basics and master and pass compulsory dance tests. This article explains what is involved.

How to Find a Pair Skating or Ice Dance Partner
This short article gives some ideas about how to go about the difficult task of finding a figure skating partner for either pair skating or ice dancing.

IcePartnerSearch.com
One resource that those looking for skating partners use is IcePartnerSearch.com. The service, endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, allows ice skaters looking for skating partners to post biographical information, photos, videos, contact information, and qualifications. Data is entered by skaters and searching the partner database is simple.

"Learn to Ice Dance" an Instructional DVD Review
"Learn to Ice Dance" is an instructional DVD that will get a skater started at becoming an ice dancer. This article reviews the DVD.

Wheaton Ice Skating Academy Ice Dance Camp Photo Gallery
Wheaton Skating Academy is an ice dancing program for children based in Maryland. Skaters are trained in groups. The program is open to skaters of all ages and levels. Every summer, Wheaton Ice Skating Academy holds an ice dance camp. The photos in this gallery were taken during the week of July 5 to July 10, 2010, during the 2010 camp.

What is Social Ice Dancing?
This article explains social ice dancing and what social ice dance sessions are like.

Ice Dance Weekends
Ice dancers in the United States and Canada get together at various times each year for ice dance weekends. This article describes what ice dance weekends are like.

A Dance Weekend with Carol Fox
Ice dancers from all over the United States and Canada come to Denver each May for the annual Dance Weekend with Carol Fox. This article reviews the event.

Ice Dancing
This is a short definition of ice dancing.

Do a Chasse
Get step-by-step instructions on how to do a very easy ice dance step.

Elements of an Ice Dancing Free Dance
Free dance is the most entertaining part of ice dancing. Certain moves are done by each ice dancing couple. This article will help those interested in ice dancing to recognize free dance moves, steps, positions, and elements.

Free Dance
This is a short definition of free dance.

Original Dance
This is a short definition of Original Dance.

Where Can Figure Skaters Purchase Music for Ice Dancing?
Music is important for ice dancing. Sometimes it can be very difficult to find ice dance music. This short article will help ice dancers find music to purchase and enjoy.

Dalilah Sappenfield's Pair Skaters Help Disabled School Children
Dalilah Sappenfield's pair skaters helped developmentally disabled children from Thornton, Colorado's Mapleton Public Schools ice skate on April 28, 2009. This photo gallery shows some memories from that special day.

Dutch Waltz Ice Dance Tutorial - A Guide for New Figure Skaters
The Dutch Waltz is usually the first ice dance those new to figure skating learn and master.

What to Wear for Ice Dancing
At one time, ice dancing clothes were no different than traditional ice skating clothes, but times have changed.

IceDancers.com
IceDancers.com provides information on purchasing an instructional DVD covering beginning ice dancing techniques. An ebook "How to Become an Ice Dancer" is also available for purchase.

Ice Dance Coaches Forum
This forum is a way ice dance coaches can communicate. Ice dancing is a specialized part of figure skating, so here, ice dance coaches can share teaching techniques. Those who are already coaching ice dancing are encouraged to participate, and figure skaters interested in teaching ice dancing are also encouraged to join.

Ice Dancing at Answers.com
This is an excellent link to information on ice dancing. The history and a thorough explanation of ice dancing are discussed.

How to Choreograph a Free Dance
Learn the basics on how to choreograph a free dance in this short article.

Ice Dancers Forum
This is a forum for ice dancers. Its purpose is to help ice dancers' come together and closer through information exchange and staying in touch.

A Guide to Ice Dancing
This link from BBC Sport explains ice dancing in detail. It is an excellent resource for ice dancing fans.

Adult Pair Skating
This site provides information about adult pair skating. Profiles of adult pair skaters are included along with information about adult pair competitions and events.

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