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Crossed Foxtrot Hold

The partners are in the same position as the Foxtrot Hold except that the lead's right arm passes behind the follow and the lead's right hand is on the follow's right hip. The follow's left arm passes behind the lead and the follow's left hand is on the lead's left hip.

Crossed Kilian Hold

The follow's left arm is extended across the front of the lead's body to the lead's left hand, while the lead's right arm is extended across in front of the follow's body with both partners' right hands resting clasped over the follow's hip. This hold may also be reversed.

Crossed Open S Step

A S Step in which the outside of the free foot is held in front of and at right angles to the skating foot. The hip is open after the turn. It may be wide-stepped (e.g. Steps 11-12 of the Rhumba).

Crossed Step Behind

A step in which the free foot is placed on the ice on the outer edge side of the skating foot with the free leg tightly crossed behind the skating leg. (Note - the legs cross below the knees.)

Crossed Step In Front

A step in which the free foot is placed on the ice on the outer edge side of the skating foot with the free leg tightly crossed in front of the skating leg. (Note - legs cross below the knees.)


A step or sequence of steps (push + cross) in which the free foot crosses the skating foot completely before it is placed on the ice.

Cumulative Points Calculation (CPC)

The Cumulative Points Calculation Judging System is a method for the calculation of results in the sport of figure skating. This system is based on the principle that a performance can be divided into elements (of difficulty) and program components, each of which can be evaluated individually. The total of the marks for all of the elements and components forms the score for each skater or team in a competition. The highest scoring skater, couple or team is declared the winner. The second highest places second and so on.

Curve Lift

In ice dance, a Short Lift in which the lifting partner travels on one curve (lobe) in any position on one foot or two feet.

Dance Jump

A jump of not more than one revolution.

Dance Lift

A movement in which one of the partners is elevated with active and/or passive assistance of the other partner to any permitted height, sustained there and set down on the ice. Any rotations and positions and changes of such positions during the lift are permitted. Any variation or combinations of dance lifts as determined by the ISU Ice Dance Technical Committee are published in an ISU Communication.

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