Guidelines for the Ice Dance Rhythm Dance season 2021/22

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ISU published the guidelines for the Rhythm Dance for the 2021-22 season.

Rhythms

Junior and Senior: At least two different Rhythms from the following:
"Urban Dance Rhythms" (such as hip hop, disco, swing, krump, popping, funk, etc.), jazz, reggae (reggaeton) and blues
Note: To comply with the ethical values of sports, any music chosen for Ice Dance competitions must not include aggressive and/or offending lyrics.

Pattern Dance Element, PDE- Midnight Blues for Seniors and Blues for Juniors.

Senior:


The Pattern Dance Element, Midnight Blues. May be skated to any of the announced Rhythms.
• The Tempo of the music throughout the Pattern Dance Element must be constant and in accordance with the required Tempo and character of the chosen Rhythm.
• Pattern Dance Element: Midnight Blues, range 86-96 beats per minute
• One (1) Section of Midnight Blues comprised of Steps #5-14
(The original prescribed Step #5 is the first Step of the Pattern Dance Element, and the original prescribed Step #14 is the last Step of the Pattern Dance Element),
These Steps must be placed in the rink with Step #5 on the opposite side from the Judges and with the Steps following the specified pattern for the Midnight Blues.

AND

One (1) Pattern Dance Type Step Sequence (PST): Style C
• Pattern: starting immediately after original prescribed Step #14 of the Midnight Blues
and concluding at the Short Axis (middle of the rink) on the opposite side from the Judges.
• PST skated to the same Rhythm and character chosen for the Midnight Blues. The chosen tune may be the same as for Midnight Blues or different but must have the same tempo. The Tempo of the music throughout Midnight Blues and PSt must be constant and in accordance with the required range of Tempo.

Junior:
The Pattern Dance Element, Blues. May be skated to any of the announced Rhythms.
• The Tempo of the music throughout the Pattern Dance Element must be constant and in accordance with the required Tempo and character of the chosen Rhythm.
• Pattern Dance Element: Blues, range 86-90 beats per minute.
• Two (2) sequences of Blues either skated one after the other or separately. Step #1 of each sequence must be skated on a different side of the ice surface.


Additional Elements – Senior/Junior:
One (1) Step Sequence Style B Midline/Diagonal, skated to a different Rhythm than the PDE (Midnight Blues/Blues)/PSt
One (1) Short Lift
One (1) Set of Sequential Twizz

Source: Communication 2346
https://www.isu.org/figure-skating/...idelines-for-rhythm-dance-season-2021-22/file
 
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