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Types of Dance Tests 2009 Rulebook

Standard Tests All Compulsory Dance Tests; all are taken with a partner (some require a solo demonstration in addition to the partnered patterns). These tests are taken to qualify for standard competition levels. Each full level (Preliminary, PreBronze, etc) must be completed before any test from higher level may be taken. Tests within a level may be taken in any order (TR 40.00).
Solo Dance Tests Same tests as Standard Tests, but taken without a partner. Tests in this stream do not qualify the skater for qualifying competition levels. Tests passed in this stream do not qualify the skater for attempting higher level Standard (partnered) tests. Skaters may however take Solo Dance Tests at the level that they have completed in the partnered tests or they may go back to the beginning of the solo dance tests (TR 40.02a, 45.01)
Adult Dance Tests Same tests as Standard Tests. All are skated with a partner only (TR 43.04). Skaters must have attained the age of 21 or more (TR 40.01a). Tests passed in this stream do not qualify the skater for attempting higher level Standard tests.
Masters Dance Tests Same tests as Standard Tests. All are skated with a partner only (TR 43.04) Skaters must have attained the age of 50 or more (TR 40.01b). Tests passed in this stream do not qualify the skater for attempting higher level Standard or Adult tests. Masters tests have lower "Passing Marks" than Standard Tests at the same level.
Free Dance Tests Free Dance tests MAY be taken upon the completion of equivalent level Compulsory Dance tests, but no Free Dance test is a pre-requisite to any Compulsory Dance test. Free Dance tests and Moves in the Field tests are required to qualify for dance competition at Regionals and above. (TR 50.01)
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