Solo Dance Competition Series


Overview


The Solo Dance Competition Series, was launched in January 2011. This program serves as a membership and dance discipline development tool, and is open to individual skaters within the Eastern, Midwestern and Pacific Coast sections.

The series is an expansion of the National Solo Dance Championships and will provide an avenue for ice dancers at the Standard Levels to compete at and qualify for the National Solo Dance Series Final.

The goal of this program is to create a fun, nationwide competitive program for solo dancers that will allow them to expand their competitive opportunities, have the chance to qualify for a national event, keep travel costs down and increase the visibility of ice dancing at local competitions.



2015 Solo Dance Series

2015 Solo Dance Series Dates: The 2015 Solo Dance Series season will run from February 1, 2015 - August 16, 2015, with the 2015 National Solo Dance Series Final (NSDSF) taking place September 23-26, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan and will be hosted by the Lansing Skating Club. Visit the event page.


2015 Solo Dance Series Participants

Participant lists for the 2015 Solo Dance Series:


2015 Final Solo Dance Series Point Standings

Pacific Coast Section - Final Point Standings:

Midwestern Section - Final Point Standings:

Eastern Section - Final Point Standings:

2015 National Solo Dance Series Final


The 2015 National Solo Dance Series Final will take place September 23-26, 2015 in East Lansing, Michigan and will be hosted by the Lansing Skating Club.

Those skaters in the solo pattern dance, combined event and shadow dance events from each section that have competed in at least two Solo Dance Series participating competitions and meet the following criteria (specific to event type) will be invited to advance to the National Solo Dance Series Final competition (NSDSF):

SOLO DANCE AND COMBINED EVENT ONLY:
1. Those skaters in each section who finish in the top six (6) places in each level will receive an invitation to advance to the National Solo Dance Series Final.
2. Those skaters who outright won (not tied) first place at a total of three or more competitions during the season, while competing in a group size of two or more (2+) skaters will also receive an invitation to advance to the National Solo Dance Series Final. A skater must have actual competition in order for a "win" to qualify as a "win." No matter when the other skaters withdraw, if a skater does not have any actual competition on that day, they may still earn points, but it will not count as a “win.”

SHADOW DANCE EVENT ONLY:
1. Those shadow dance teams in each section who finish in the top three (3) places in each level will receive an invitation to advance to the National Solo Dance Series Final.

Those skaters who qualified by virtue of the criteria above will receive an invitation via e-mail during the week following the final nonqualifying competition of the Series, informing them that they have qualified to advance and enter the 2015 National Solo Dance Series Final competition.


2015 National Solo Dance Series Final - TENTATIVE** Schedule


Day

Event

Level

Wednesday
Sep 23

Official Practice Ice

Combined Event
Solo Pattern Dance: International, Gold, Pre-Gold
Solo Pattern Dance: Pre-Bronze, Preliminary
Shadow Dance: All Levels

Thursday
Sep 24

Official Practice Ice

Solo Pattern Dance: Silver, Pre-Silver, Bronze

Qualifying round

Combined Event Solo Short Dance / Solo Pattern: all levels
Pattern Dance: International, Gold, Pre-Gold, Pre-Bronze, Preliminary

Friday
Sep 25

Qualifying Round

Combined Event Solo Free Dance: all levels
Solo Pattern Dance: Silver, Pre-Silver, Bronze

Championship round

Solo Pattern Dance: Pre-Gold, Pre-Bronze, Preliminary

Saturday
Sep 26

Championship round

Combined Event: all levels
Solo Pattern Dance: International, Gold, Silver, Pre-Silver, Bronze
Shadow Dance: all levels

On ice Awards

All (will end later in the evening)

**Please note: This is the tentative schedule and may change following the close of entries in late August.

DANCE SELECTIONS AT THE NATIONAL SOLO DANCE SERIES FINAL:
Competition will take place in Combined Event, Solo Pattern Dance Event and Shadow Dance Event. The initial and final round dance selections for each event are as follows:

Combined Event:

Level Qualifying Round Championship Round
Juvenile Willow Waltz & Free Dance Juvenile Free Dance
Intermediate Foxtrot & Free Dance Intermediate Free Dance
Novice American Waltz & Free Dance Novice Free Dance
Junior Short Dance & Free Dance Junior Free Dance
Senior Short Dance & Free Dance Senior Free Dance

Pattern Dance:

Level Qualifying Round Championship Round
Preliminary Canasta Tango, Rhythm Blues Dutch Waltz
Pre-Bronze Swing Dance, Fiesta Tango Cha Cha
Bronze Hickory Hoedown Willow Waltz Ten Fox
Pre-Silver Foxtrot, European Waltz Fourteenstep
Silver Tango, Rocker Foxtrot American Waltz
Pre-Gold Blues, Paso Doble Kilian
Gold Westminster Waltz, Argentine Tango Quickstep
International Tango Romantica. Cha Cha Congeldo Yankee Polka

Shadow Dance:

Level Championship Round
Preliminary Canasta Tango
Juvenile Hickory Hoedown
Intermediate Foxtrot, European Waltz
Novice Tango
Junior Paso Doble
Senior Westminster Waltz

2015 Solo Dance Series Event Requirements and Details

The 2015 Solo Dance Series Handbook can be found here (PDF):

Excerpts from the Handbook for skaters, coaches and parents:

Excerpts from the Handbook for participating Series Competitions, LOC, Chief Referee, Dance Referee and Accountants of Series competitions:

Previous Events and News

The 2014 National Solo Dance Series Final (NSDSF) took place Sept. 17-20 in Colorado Springs, Colo. and was hosted by the Broadmoor Skating Club. Visit the event page.

The 2013 National Solo Dance Championships (NSDC) took place Sept. 18-21 in Colorado Springs, Colo. and were hosted by the Broadmoor Skating Club. Visit the event page.

The 2012 National Solo Dance Championships took place Sept. 20-23, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colo. and were hosted by the Broadmoor Skating Club. Visit the event page.

The 2011 National Solo Dance Championships took place Sept. 23-25, in Colorado Springs, Colo, and were hosted by the Broadmoor Skating Club. Visit the event page.

News:

  • Solo Dance helped 2015 U.S. Championships skater Christina Cleveland Become that Skater She is Today
  • The goal of this program is to create a fun, nationwide competitive program for solo dancers that will allow them to expand their competitive opportunities, have the chance to qualify for a national event, keep travel costs down and increase the visibility of ice dancing at local competitions.