ice dancing


Definition of ice dancing

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

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Olympic records were being broken all over the rink at the ice dance free skate in Gangneung Ice Arena. Time, "Olympic Ice Dance Skating Sets New Records, While Hitting Emotional Highs and Lows," 20 Feb. 2018 There are no lifts over the head or jumps in ice dancingOne of the biggest differences between pairs figure skating and ice dancing involves lifts. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "How to Watch Ice Dancing Like a Pro, According to These Olympic Champions," 18 Feb. 2018 About: Twenty-four pairs will compete in part one of the ice dance, a discipline of figure skating that draws from ballroom dancing. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here's How to Watch all the Figure Skating Events in Winter Olympics 2018," 13 Feb. 2018 No one knows ice dancing better than Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who were the first U.S. couple to earn gold in the event in Sochi in 2014. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "How to Watch Ice Dancing Like a Pro, According to These Olympic Champions," 18 Feb. 2018 Think Shaun White’s halfpipe gold, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's stunning ice dancing routines and Czech Ester Ledecka's surprise Super G win. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Ivett Toth Skated to AC/DC at the Olympics and Twitter is Thunderstuck," 20 Feb. 2018 Two-time ice dancing world champions Gabrielle Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron dealt with an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction in the short program of ice dancing. Maggie Hendricks, For The Win, "How figure skating can avoid distracting wardrobe malfunctions in the future," 19 Feb. 2018 This all happens in less than 10 seconds, the maximum amount a time a lift can last in a ice dancing program. Tamara Fuentes, Cosmopolitan, "Canadian Ice-Dancers Change Routine Because It Looked Too Much Like a Sex Act," 8 Feb. 2018 The two helped the United States bring home two bronze medals; first in the team figure skating event, then another in the ice dancing event. Teen Vogue, "The "ShibSibs" Maia and Alex Shibutani Compete in Teen Vogue's Compliment Battle," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of ice dancing

1878, in the meaning defined above

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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