Twizzles are one of the most crucial elements in any Ice Dance program. A set of Synchronized or Sequential twizzles is required in every Ice Dance program and they are an element unique to Ice Dance. Aside from the required sets, twizzles are also found in step sequences, transitions and in the form of a choreographic element. There are four different types of twizzles and two different sets:
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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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