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America’s Ballroom Challenge February 9, 2006

Posted by MM in Dance.

Amercia’s Ballroom Challenge is a great ballroom dance competition in USA. It features four major styles of competitive ballroom dancing: America Smooth, America Rhythm, International Standard, and International Latin. Six top finale dancers in each category competed to enter the “finals” – only the top three couples can perform a solo showdance. Each couple vyes to be named champion of their dance style and four champions of each style will compete across dance styles for “America’s Best Ballroom Dance Couples.”

International Standard and American Smooth both feature the “traveling dances,” in which the couples travel counterwise around the floor (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese waltz, and with quickstep only for International Standard). The International Latin and American Rhythm, with two exceptions, are “spot dances.” International Latin includes Cha-cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso doble, Jive, while Amercian Rhythm has Cha-cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, and Mambo.Onthefringe

To know more about each finalist, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/ballroomchallenge/competition-finalists.html

It was so pretty and exciting! Great competition! Now I know why mom likes dancing competition so much. Although I still feel that sometimes it is really hard to say how the judges come up with the results, the show dance is definitely entertaining and worth watching.

I love to see those creative costumes and choreography from each couple. They are truely amazing and innovative. Love them! Now I want to dance too!

It is also fun to see the costume and I saw this http://dreamgowns.dancepages.info/ website that sells costume design.



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