March created by Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier (Coaches: Carol Lane and Juris Razgulajevs)

First performed: 2016 World Championships, Boston, MA, USA

16WC-SD-GP-DB-20160-2_595From ISU Communication #2019:  Based on the very positive Referees’ Reports and suggestions collected throughout the season 2015/16, the Ice Dance Technical Committee and the Sport Director Figure Skating Krisztina Regoczy has proposed to the ISU Council the inclusion to the already existing list two NEW Pattern Dances selected from the Partial Step Sequences presented
at the Senior Ice Dance Events:

March created by Piper GILLES and Paul POIRIER (Coaches: Carol Lane and Juris Razgulajevs)
Foxtrot created by Natalia KALISZEK and Maksim SPODIREV (Coach: Sylwia Nowak-Trebacka)

We are happy to inform that the IDTC proposed to the Council also to resume work on the other new Pattern Dance Rhumba d’Amor, created by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean in 1993 and presented for the  first time  at the  European Championships  in Helsinki  in 1994. 

IDTC  would like  to  introduce this  dance as  well  as  the  other  two  new  Pattern  Dances  selected  from  the  Partial  Steps  Sequences  in the new Olympic cycle 2018-2022.

The Council at their meeting in Dubrovnik accepted the project with these new Pattern Dances. The IDTC hopes that this pool of new Pattern Dances can be increased in the future by other worthy dances to new Rhythms.