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 Championships.

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.



2014 Solo Dance Series

2014 Solo Dance Series Dates: The 2014 Solo Dance Series season will run from January 1, 2014 - August 17, 2014.

2014 Solo Dance Series Participating Competitions
2014 Solo Dance Series Participants
2014 SOLO DANCE SERIES COMPETITION FINAL POINT STANDINGS (as of August 25, 2014)

Pacific Coast Section - Final Standings

Midwestern Section - Final Standings

Eastern Section - Final Standings

2014 National Solo Dance Series Final

Visit the 2014 National Solo Dance Series Final competition event page for more information, competition announcement, event announcements, schedules, results and recaps.

The 2014 National Solo Dance Series Final will take place September 17-20, 2014 in Colorado Springs, Colo. and will be hosted by the Broadmoor Skating Club.

The 2014 National Solo Dance Series Final competition Handbook addendum can be downloaded and found here (8/25/14, PDF)

Those skaters in the solo pattern dance and/or combined events from each section that have competed in at least two Solo Dance Series participating competitions and meet the following criteria will be invited to advance to the 2014 National Solo Dance Series Final.

1. Those skaters in each section who finish in the top (6) places in each level will receive an invitation to advance to the National Solo Dance Series Final.
2. Those skaters who out right won (not tied) for first place at a total of three or more competitions during the season, while competing in a group size of two or more (2+) skater, will also 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 email during the week following the final nonqualifying competition of the Series, informing them that they have qualified to advance and enter the 2014 National Solo Dance Series Final.

2014 National Solo Dance Series Final
Day Event Level
Wednesday, Sept. 17 Official Practice Ice

Combined Event: (Sr/Jr - 8am, Nov - 1pm, Int/Juv - 5pm)

SPD: International, Gold, Pre-Gold (10am)

SPD: Pre-Bronze, Preliminary (6pm)

Thursday, Sept. 18 Official Practice Ice SPD: Silver, Pre-Silver, Bronze (7pm)
Qualifying Round

Combined event SSD / SPD, all levels

SPD: International, Gold, Pre-Gold, Pre-Bronze, Preliminary

Friday, Sept. 19 Qualifying Round

Combined Event SFD, all levels

SPD: Silver, Pre-Silver, Bronze

Championship Round SPD: Pre-Gold, Pre-Bronze, Preliminary
Saturday, Sept. 20 Championship Round

Combined Event: all levels

SPD: International, Gold, Silver, Pre-Silver, Bronze

On-ice awards followed by competitors' party All (will end very late 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 and Pattern Dance Event. The initial and final round dance selections for each event are as follows:

Combined Event
Juvenile
Ten Fox & Free Dance
Juvenile Free Dance
Intermediate
European Waltz & Free Dance
Intermediate Free Dance
Novice
Tango & Free Dance
Novice Free Dance
Junior
Short Dance & Free Dance
Junior Free Dance
Senior
Short Dance & Free Dance
Senior Free Dance

Pattern Dance Event
Preliminary
Canasta Tango, Dutch Waltz
Rhythm Blues
Pre-Bronze
Cha-Cha, Fiesta Tango
Swing Dance
Bronze
Ten Fox, Willow Waltz
Hickory Hoedown
Pre-Silver
Fourteen Step, European Waltz
Foxtrot
Silver
Tango, American Waltz
Rocker Foxtrot
Pre-Gold
Killian, Paso Doble
Blues
Gold
Quickstep, Viennese Waltz
Argentine Tango
International
Tango Romantica, Yankee Polka
Rhumba

2014 Solo Dance Series Handbook

The 2014 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 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: