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Ice Dancing (dance): A discipline of skating in which a man and a woman perform dance maneuvers on ice in programs choreographed to accompanying music.

Illusion spin: An upright spin in which the skater dips up and down at the hip in time with the rotation to create the illusion of spinning around the hip like a pin-wheel.

Ina Bauer: See Bauer.

Ineligible skater: A skater ineligible to compete under the rules of national and international governing bodies.

Initial round: The first dance or group of dances in a dance competition.

Inside Axel jump: A normal rotation edge jump. The skater takes off from a forward inside edge, and lands on the back outside edge of the same foot. A single inside Axel has one and one-half rotations in the air, a double has two and one-half, and a triple has three and one-half.

Inside edge: The edge of a skate blade closest to the center line of the body.

International governing body: The international organization responsible for administering a competitive sport on an international level. In figure skating this is the International Skating Union (ISU).

Intersecting move: A precision team maneuver in which two formations move through each other with the skaters in the two formations interleaved.

Introductory steps: The initial steps of a dance program whose purpose is to get the couple up to speed and on pattern.

Inverted camel: A camel spin position in which the skating hip is turned out and the torso twisted so that - to the greatest extent possible - the torso of the skater faces upwards, instead of towards the ice.


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