Ok...I went Skating today,and while talking with a Sk8mother,this question came to me. I asked her what the difference between the Compulsory Dance VS. the Short Dance was. As well as what Compulsory ment. She believed that it means "Required Moves,etc," Now,if this is true. Then what is confusing to me is that, as we all know...the "Short Program" is all Requred elements" and all. While the Free Program "isn't". Can anyone please explain exactly what the difference is? Thanks.