ice dancing


Definition of ice dancing

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

Examples of ice dancing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web World silver medalists Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia clinched gold in ice dance with 209.90 points., "Jacoby Brissett," 10 Nov. 2019 The girls enjoy ice dance and they are driven and motivated. Alex Kushel,, "Figure skater records personal best score in Utah competition," 12 Sep. 2019 Zoueva coached Davis and her skating partner, Charlie White, to the United States' first-ever Olympic gold medal in ice dance in 2014. Holly Yan, CNN, "Olympic skating champ and 'Dancing with the Stars' winner Meryl Davis marries her coach's son," 23 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of ice dancing

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Ice dancing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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