Intro to Ice Dance Seminar - Saturday, Oct. 20th

posted Sep 23, 2018, 6:57 AM by ASC Ayr Skating Club   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 7:26 AM ]
The Ayr Skating Club is hosting an Intro to Ice Dance Seminar Saturday October 20 from 9:00-10:30am at the Ayr Community Centre (7 Church St. Ayr, ON). 

Did you know that the Ayr Skating Club is home to the 2018 Pre-Novice Dance National Silver Medalists & 2018 North American Series (Toronto) Novice Dance Silver Medalists? The Ayr Skating Club is very proud to be a part of their ongoing success! 

This seminar is geared towards skaters interested in pursuing Ice Dance. It is open to skaters of all Star levels. Ayr Skating Club coach Carleigh MacDonald will be running the seminar, which will focus on the fundamentals and basics of Ice Dance.

The registration deadline is October 13, 2018. and spots are limited!

For both ASC and non-ASC skaters, please complete this form to register.

Register for Seminar

FAQ about this seminar 

Q: How old do you need to be to do this seminar?

A: Skaters of all ages are welcome. Skaters often form ice dance partnerships as young as 6 and 8 years of age!


Q: Are Pairs and Ice Dance the same thing?

A: No - in pairs skating, skaters perform jumps, throws, twists, and overhead lifts. In Ice Dance, skaters do not perform any jumps. Ice Dance is dancing on ice - there are set pattern dances, as well as the free dance, where skaters perform elements such as spins, twizzles, step sequences, and lifts.


Q: Do you have any examples of Ice Dance?

A: Yes! Below we have links to Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Olympic Gold Medalists), as well as our own dance team, Sophia Kagolovskaya and Kieran MacDonald (2018 Pre-Novice National Silver Medalists) for you to watch to get an idea of what ice dance is like. 


Tessa & Scott:

Sophia & Kieran (ages 8 & 10):

Sophia & Kieran (ages 12 & 14):


For more information, please email