Solos/ICE Rink

Choreographed Cheer solos and Duos

  • All cheer solos and duos will work to the IASF age grids and will be offered in the standard age groups (the age of the athlete on 31st August 2017 will determine their age for the whole of the ICE season including Pontins). For duos the eldest athlete will determine the age category that they compete in.
  • Tiny – age 3-6
  • Mini – age 7-8
  • Youth – age 9-11
  • Junior – age 12-14
  • Senior – age 15+ (duo partner minimum age 10)
  • Masters – age 25 + (duo partner minimum age 10)
  • TINY and MINI will have all their skills capped at IASF level 2. Any level 3-5 skills performed will be considered to be attempting to gain a competitive advantage, and will receive an Out-of-Level Safety Infraction.
  • All other soloists and Duos (YOUTH, JUNIOR, SENIOR and MASTERS) will be allowed to showcase all skills up to and including IASF Level 5.
  • Routines are up to 1 minute and 15 seconds long.
  • Each program will be allowed to enter one cheer solo and one cheer duo per age group (so the most one program can enter would be six cheer solos and six duos, one in each age division from tiny through to masters).
  • Solos and Duos will be scored both on the difficulty and execution of tumbling skills, jumps and any dance/choreography content, alongside performance and crowd appeal. As with any cheer division, the execution and safety of difficult tumbling skills must be considered when including them in solo routines. Please feel free to contact our scoring department on scoring@incrediblycoolevents.co.uk should you require and advice or assistance.
  • There will be Grand Champions of Solos announced – the highest solo score awarded across the board in two groups:
  • Tiny, Mini and Youth – who will qualify for the chance to compete at Pontins to be crowned the ICE Prince/Princess
  • Junior, Senior and Open – who will qualify for the chance to compete at Pontins to be crowned the ICE King/Queen
  • A letter will be sent to the highest cheer solo informing and congratulating them on their Bid with all the necessary details for entering Pontins.

Choreographed Dance Solos and Duos

  • All dance solos and duos will work to the IASF age grids and will be offered in the standard age groups (the age of the athlete on 31st August 2017 will determine their age for the whole of the ICE season including Pontins). For duos the eldest athlete will determine the age category that they compete in.
  • Tiny – age 6 and younger
  • Mini – age 7-9
  • Youth – age 10-12
  • Junior – age 13-15
  • Senior – age 16+ (duo partner minimum age 10)
  • Masters – age 25+ (duo partner minimum age 10)
  • Solo and duo routines are 1 minute and 15 seconds long.
  • Dance solos and duos will be offered in Pom, Jazz (encompassing Contemporary and Lyrical too), and Hip-Hop.
  • Each program will be allowed to enter one dance solo and duo per age group per dance style (so the most one program can enter would be eighteen solos, and eighteen duos, one in each age division from tiny through to masters, in each of the three dance styles).
  • The solos and duos will be scored both on the difficulty and execution of skills, and choreography content, alongside performance and crowd appeal/musicality. Please feel free to contact our scoring department on scoring@incrediblycoolevents.co.uk should you require and advice or assistance.
  • There will be Grand Champions of Dance Solos awarded – the highest solo score awarded across the board, in each dance style, in two age groups:
  • Tiny, Mini and Youth – who will be crowed the Prince/Princess of their event (one for Pom, one for Jazz, one for Hip Hop)
  • Junior, Senior and Open – who will be crowned the King/Queen of their event (one for Pom, one for Jazz, one for Hip Hop)
  • A letter will be sent to the highest dance soloists informing and congratulating them on their Bid with all the necessary details for entering Pontins.

The Ice Rink – Knockout Style Dance Tournament

At ICE we strive to give everybody the opportunity to perform. For those competitors who are not able to compete in the choreographed solo and duo section we have introduced a knockout style tournament. See information below:

  • Athletes will be able to buy a number from the front desk for £5 per style to enter The Ice Rink – our freestyle dance solo & duo category.
  • Each style will have a different colour number – the numbers can be used for duos at no extra charge
  • This event will be time-permitting and may not run at all events. Promotion will be given during the event if it will be running to allow for athletes and coaches to purchase a number in good time.
  • A music BPM will be released in advance to coaches, but specifics of music will not be released beyond this.
  • The event will run like a knockout round, leaving the judges’ top 3 who will be placed, and 1st-3rdawarded trophies.