ISU 2017-18 Well Balanced Program Content

The ISU has released Communication 2084, detailing Well Balanced Program Content for the 2017-18 season. This communication replaces Communication 2008 and related clarifications in Communication 2012.

Here is a summary of the Junior and Senior requirements:

 Junior Short (five required elements)

  1. Angled Intersection with Point of Intersection
  2. No Hold with Step Sequence
  3. Pivoting Block in four lines
  4. Synchronized Spin in upright position
  5. Traveling Wheel – three-spoke

Senior Short (five required elements)

  1. Whip Intersection with Point of Intersection
  2. Move Element – at least 1/2 the team must execute an unsupported spiral
  3. No Hold with Step Sequence
  4. Pivoting Block in three lines
  5. Traveling Wheel – four-spoke

Junior Free (seven elements)

Must include the following four required elements:

  1. Intersection with Point of Intersection
  2. Intersection without Point of Intersection
  3. No Hold Element
  4. Pair Element

Plus a choice of one element from each Group:

  1. Group A – Move OR Synchronized Spin Element
  2. Group B – Creative OR Combined Element
  3. Group C – Block (Linear) OR Line (Linear) OR Wheel (Rotating) OR Circle (Rotating)

Senior Free (nine elements)

Must include the following six required elements:

  1. Group Lift with rotations (must include rotations required for the level)
  2. Group Lift that glides (may rotate but rotations are not required)
  3. Intersection with Point of Intersection
  4. Intersection without Point of Intersection
  5. No Hold Element
  6. Pair Element

Plus a choice of one element from each Group:

  1. Group A – Move OR Synchronized Spin Element
  2. Group B – Creative OR Combined Element
  3. Group C – Block (Linear) OR Line (Linear) OR Wheel (Rotating) OR Circle (Rotating)
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