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 Solo Dance Competition Series is an expansion of the National Solo Dance Championships and provides an avenue for ice dancers at the Standard Levels to compete at and qualify for the National Solo Dance 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.



2016 Solo Dance Series

2016 Solo Dance Series Dates: The 2016 Solo Dance Series season will run from February 1, 2016 - August 14, 2016, with the 2016 National Solo Dance Final taking place September 7-10, 2016 in Newark, Delaware and hosted by the University of Delaware FSC.

The 2016 Solo Dance Series Competitions have been selected by the Program Development Committee. For a complete list, click here.

2016 Solo Dance Series Participants

Participant registration for the 2016 Solo Dance Series is now open here. Registration will be open until March 15, 2016. As a reminder, skaters must register either before their first series competition or by March 15, 2016 to be considered a 2016 Solo Dance Series skater.


2016 Final Solo Dance Series Point Standings

Point standings will be updated throughout the series and posted here.

2016 National Solo Dance Series Final

The 2016 National Solo Dance Series Final will take place September 7-10, 2016 in Newark, Delaware and hosted by the University of Delaware FSC.

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.

2016 Solo Dance Series Event Requirements and Details

The 2016 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 2015 National Solo Dance Series Final (NSDSF) took place Sept. 23-26 in East Lansing, Michigan and was hosted by the Lansing Skating Club. Visit the event page.

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.