• Competitive Ice Dance

Skate Oakville provides competitive sessions for ice dancers wishing to compete in qualifying events within Skate Canada. Skate Oakville offers Jr. Dance for young skaters interested in ice dance that don't yet have a partner and dance ice for our teams that are competing in qualifying events.

Mark Bradshaw looks after our competitive dance program. Mark is level 3 NCCP certified (currently working toward completing level 4) and has coached ice dance teams at all levels to compete at Nationals.

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For skaters with a dance partner pursuing competitive ice dance or skaters preparing to compete in the “Gold or Open Solo Short Dance” events. To ensure continual development skaters must also be registered on at least 2 other STARSkate sessions or Competitive and receiving instruction on the basic skating disciplines of Freeskate, skating skills and dance.
The Program: Skaters will learn presentation, musicality, competitive training, flexibility, dance patterns and elements. Skaters will have fun working towards a possible competition. Skaters will be entered into qualifying and non-qualifying competitions throughout the season either in a solo dance event or as a dance team.
This program is geared for skaters that are between the ages of 7 – 10, passed the Preliminary dance tests and pursuing competitive dance. Skaters will develop all the skills required to compete as a solo dancer or be paired with a partner and compete as a competitive dance team. The Directors of the Skating and Dance Programs based on set criteria may consider skaters for invitation to the Junior Solo Dance Program. This criterion includes:
  • Knows all the Preliminary Dances
  • Is interested in pursuing competitive dance
  • Skating speed
  • Skater’s age
Number of skaters on the session will also be considered.
To ensure continual development skaters must also be registered on at least 2 other STARSkate sessions and receiving instruction on the basic skating disciplines of Freeskate, skating skills and dance.
The Program: Skaters will learn presentation, musicality, competitive training, flexibility, dance patterns and elements. Skaters will have fun working towards a possible competition.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is previous skating experience required to join Competitive Ice Dance?

Yes. For Junior Dance: Skaters must pass all their preliminary dances, be between the ages 7 and 10-years, and interested in pursuing competitive dance. For Competitive Dance: Skaters must be part of a dance team that is pursuing competitive ice dance or preparing to compete in "Gold or Open Solo Short Dance," they must also be registered on a minimum of 2 other STARSkate sessions.

Does Competitive Ice Dancing distract from singles skating?

No, this is why skaters must be registered for a minimum of 2 STARSkate sessions outside of the competitive ice dance program. We encourage skaters to continually develop on their skills, as well as learn new ones.