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Ice Dance Elements presented by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir | Dance Lifts

insp. by @eggplantgifs​ and feat. special guest appearance by Marie France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon

Lifts are essential elements in any Ice Dance program. They are used to enhance the character, music and choreography of the dance. They are graded on a level scale and awarded Grades of Execution (GOEs). Levels are awarded based on difficultly in the form of difficult positions, change of positions, entry and exit features, and number of rotations. Unlike pairs lifts, in Ice Dance the lifted partner cannot be supported over the head of the lifter so the lifts are identified by the position of the lifter and are split into two categories:

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World Records set at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships

Men

Free Skate - Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN): 223.20

Ladies

Free Skate and Total Score - Evgenia Medvedeva (RUS): 154.40 - 233.41

Ice Dance

Short Dance and Total Score - Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (CAN): 82.43 - 198.62

Free Dance - Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron (FRA): 119.15

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