ELEMENT ABBREVIATIONS

Below are a list of commonly used element abbreviations used on protocols in the International Judging System (IJS).

     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
LIFTS Stationary StaLi
  Straight Line  SlLi
  Curve CuLi
  Rotational RoLi
  Combination SlLi+CuLi or CuLi+RoLi
     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
SPINS Spin Sp
  Combination CoSp
     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
STEP & SPIRAL SEQUENCES Midline MiSt
  Diagonal DiSt
  Circular CiSt
  Serpentine SeSt
  Pattern Step PSt
  Not Touching Midline NtMiSt
  Spiral Sequence SpSq
  One-foot step sequence (lady) * OFStL
  One-foot step sequence (man) * OFStM
     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
TWIZZLES Synchronized / Sequential Twizzles ** STw
  Sequential Twizzles (lady) * SqTwL
  Sequential Twizzles (man) * SqTwM
  Synchronized Twizzles (lady) * SyTwL
  Synchronized Twizzles (man) * SyTwM
     
  ELEMENT ABBREVIATION
CHOREOGRAPHIC ELEMENTS Choreographic dance lift ChLi1
  Choreographic spinning movement ChSp1
  Choreographic twizzling movement ChTw1
  Choreographic sliding movement ChSl1
  Choreographic character step sequence ChSt1
     

 * During the 2018-19 season, the ISU split the levels for twizzles and the one-foot step sequence so that the lady and the man would be graded separately.  
** No longer used.  In place prior to the 2018-19 season.

PROTOCOL EXAMPLES:  BREAKING DOWN ELEMENT ABBREVIATIONS & LEVELS

Junior Rhythm Dance

ELEMENT LEVEL
1. Argentine Tango Section 1 3 (achieved key points 1, 3, 4)
2. Argentine Tango Section 2 2 (achieved key points 1, 2, 3)
3. Rotational Lift 4
4. Sequential Twizzles 3 (lady), 4 (man)
5. Midline Steps 2

Junior Free Dance

ELEMENT LEVEL
1. Combination Spin 4
2. One-Foot Steps 2 (lady), 2 (man)
3. Straightline Lift 4
4. Synchonized Twizzles 3 (lady), 4 (man)
5. Choreographic Spin 1
6. Serpentine Steps 1
7. Rotational Lift 4
8. Choreographic Lift 1

Junior Rhythm Dance

ELEMENT LEVEL
1. Sequential Twizzles 4 (lady), 4 (man)
2. Tango Romantica Section 1 2 (achieved key points 1, 3)
3. Tango Romantica Section 2 1 (achieved key point 4)
4. Midline Steps 2
5. Curve Lift 3

Senior Free Dance

ELEMENT LEVEL
1. Straightline Lift 4
2. Synchronized Twizzles 4 (lady), 4 (man)
3. Midline Steps  2
4. Combination Spin 3
5. One-Foot Steps 2 (lady), 2 (man)
6. Rotational Lift 2
7. Curve Lift  4
8. Choreographic Steps 1
9. Choreographic Sliding Movement 1
10. Choreographic Lift 1