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America’s Ballroom Challenge; America’s Ballroom Challenge 2008: American Smooth

01/30/2008

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Series
America’s Ballroom Challenge
Program
America’s Ballroom Challenge 2008: American Smooth
Program Number

301

Series Description

Premiered in 2006

Over the course of five weeks, top ballroom dancers compete at the world's largest ballroom dancing competition, in Columbus, Ohio. the series takes viewers onto the dance floor and behind the scenes as 24 couples compete for the ultimate dance title. Series release date: 2006

Program Description

Picture Fred and Ginger gliding across the screen, sometimes together, sometimes apart, but always in perfect time. This is American Smooth. Adapted in America from the traditional standard dances of Europe, American Smooth includes four dances that are also performed in the International Standard: waltz, tango, foxtrot and Viennese waltz. While the Standard dancers must remain in contact throughout, American Smooth couples are allowed to separate, and even perform solo moves, before rejoining. This “open hold” gives them more creative freedom and leads to a distinctly different kind of expression than is seen in the International Standard style.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Event Coverage
Topics
Dance
Creators
Moreno, Aida (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “America’s Ballroom Challenge; America’s Ballroom Challenge 2008: American Smooth,” 01/30/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2501DC6923A04572858008524E4EF784.
MLA: “America’s Ballroom Challenge; America’s Ballroom Challenge 2008: American Smooth.” 01/30/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2501DC6923A04572858008524E4EF784>.
APA: America’s Ballroom Challenge; America’s Ballroom Challenge 2008: American Smooth. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2501DC6923A04572858008524E4EF784
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