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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Recent Examples on the Web The two skaters got to experience their Olympic medal ceremonies in Beijing back in February, with Chen winning the gold in figure skating and Dononue the bronze in ice dancing with partner Madison Hubbell. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 20 Apr. 2022 The squad took home silver in the team competition after Madison Chock and Evan Bates turned in a season best score in the ice dancing free program. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2022 The world championships runs March 21-27 and also includes women’s, pairs and ice dancing competition. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Mar. 2022 The best part of watching pairs figure skating and the ice dancing competitions is guessing whether or not the duo are dating off the ice. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 13 Feb. 2022 Asian American skaters populated the singles and pairs and ice dancing competitions. New York Times, 8 Feb. 2022 If the world ice dancing podium changes the least from Beijing, the women’s likely will change the most other than pairs. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2022 Whether a big audience sticks around after football to watch bobsled and ice dancing remains to be seen. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Feb. 2022 It shouldn’t be lost that Papadakis and Cizeron are advancing the sport, and that ice dancing has been better for their presence. Los Angeles Times, 12 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ice dancing

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ice dancing was in 1878

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“Ice dancing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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