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Tango Hold

The partners face in opposite directions with one partner skating forward and the other partner skating backward. The partners are offset with the man to the right or left of the lady so that the front of his hip is in line with the front of her corresponding hip.


Technical Controller (TC)

An individual sixteen years of age or older who is responsible for accurate technical panel process and authorizes, corrects, deletes and adds elements to the list of elements performed during an event. Technical controllers are qualified to act on panels at or below a specified level of competition in one or more of singles, pairs, ice dance or synchronized skating.


Technical Specialist (TS)

An individual sixteen years of age or older who identifies elements and levels of difficulty of elements in competition. The technical specialist also identifies falls and illegal elements. Technical specialists are qualified to act on panels at or below a specified level of competition in one or more of singles, pairs, ice dance or synchronized skating.


Tempo

The speed of the music in beats or measures per minute.


Three-turn

A turn executed on one foot from an outside edge to an inside edge or an inside edge to an outside edge, with the exit curve continuing on the same lobe as the entry curve. The skater turns in the direction of the curve.


Toe Jump

A general term that refers to jumps that take off with the assistance of the toe pick (i.e. toe loop, flip, lutz).


Toe Step

A step where the skater steps from one toe pick to the other toe pick without jumping, with or without using rotations.


Touchdown Three-turn

A three-turn in which the weight is almost immediately transferred to the free foot as it becomes the skating foot for the next step. The turn is made from a forward outside three to the backward outside edge of the opposite foot without full weight transfer, then the skater immediately steps forward onto the original foot (example Austrian Waltz steps 1-2).   Such a sequence may be skated with the forward or backward, inside or outside three-turns.  May be skated alone or as a couple side by side.


Tracking

The spatial relationship of two skaters moving together on a curve or a straight line.  The tracings left on the ice represent each skater’s tracking pattern.


Transverse Axis

An imaginary line intersecting the continuous axis of a dance at the right angles.



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