c) The music for Free Dance must be suitable for Ice Dance as a sport discipline and must have the following
i) The music must have an audible rhythmic beat and melody, or audible rhythmic beat alone, but not
melody alone, and may be vocal. The music may be without an audible rhythmic beat for up to 10
seconds at the beginning or end of the program and up to 10 seconds during the program.
ii) The music must have at least one change of tempo and/or expression. This change may be gradual or
immediate, but in either case it must be obvious.
iii) All music including classical music must be cut/edited, orchestrated or arranged in a way that it creates
an interesting, colourful, entertaining dance program with different moods or a building effect.
iv) The music must be suitable for the couple's skating skills and technical ability.
Free Dances that do not adhere to these guidelines will be severely penalized.