Ice dancing is a discipline of figure skating that originated in the early 20th century. The sport evolved from ballroom dancing on ice, which was popular in Europe in the late 1800s. The first ice dancing competition was held in the United Kingdom in 1936, and the first world championships were held in 1952. The early competitions were dominated by British skaters, who developed a style known as “English ice dance,” characterized by intricate footwork, flow, and control.
In the 1980s, ice dancing saw a surge of innovation and creativity, with skaters pushing the boundaries of what was possible on the ice. The introduction of lifts and more complex patterns and movements transformed the sport. Which is exactly what has lead us to incredible dances like the one in this video.
Madison Chock and Evan Bates are a highly successful ice dancing team from the United States. They have been skating together since 2011 and have competed at the highest level of the sport, winning multiple national and international titles. They are known for their fluid and graceful skating style, as well as their powerful lifts and intricate footwork. They have a strong on-ice chemistry and have been praised for their ability to convey emotion and tell a story through their performances.
In this video, they are competing in the U.S. National Championships and they perform an incredible “snake charmer” routine that sets the ice on fire! This is their free dance routine and it is so good they win the championship, and they definitely deserve it. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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