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Unison: 1. The act or instance of skating the same movements simultaneously, in shadow or mirror image, by two or more skaters. 2. The simultaneously timing of steps, body motions, and body positions in a dance couple.

Upright spin:  One of the three basic spin types, the others being sit and camel.  Traditionally, any spin position in which the skating leg(s) is straight, or only slightly bent, at the knee and hip is an upright spin.  Under the International Judging System, certain other positions have been designated upright positions even they do not meet the biomechanical requirements for an upright spin, among these being the Biellmann position and the "butt" spin position.

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