September 18 2018 version of the 2018-2019 Synchronized Skating Technical Requirements document has been clarified on pages 6 and 7.
- The Intermediate well-balanced program will follow the guidelines of the ISU Junior Free Program Illegal Elements, Features, Additional Features and Movements and Non-Permitted Elements, Features, Additional Features and Movements with the exception that sustained lifts are non-permitted
- There is no minimum requirement for the number of holds in a program. However, the use of different and creative holds is encouraged and will be taken into account during the overall scoring of the program.
Group Lifts and Pair lifts are not permitted.