ice dancing


ice dancing

noun

Definition of ICE DANCING

:  a sport in which ice-skating pairs perform to music routines similar to ballroom dances

First Known Use of ICE DANCING

1925

ice dancing

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

French ice dancers Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay competing at the World Ice-Dance Championships.—© Duomo Photography

Sport in which ice-skating pairs perform to music routines similar to ballroom dances. Ice dancers are judged on the difficulty and originality of their dance steps, their interpretation of the music, and their timing and unison. Unlike figure skating, ice dancing does not allow movements of strength or technical skill (particularly overhead lifts, jumps, and spins of more than one-and-a-half rotations). It has been an Olympic event since 1976.

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