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America’s Ballroom Challenge; America’s Ballroom Challenge 2008: International Standard

02/13/2008

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Series
America’s Ballroom Challenge
Program
America’s Ballroom Challenge 2008: International Standard
Program Number

303

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

When one conjures an image of ballroom dancing, International Standard is the style that most often comes to mind: sweeping ballgowns, men in tails and formal, regal dancing. With steps that date back hundreds of years to the royal courts of Europe, it is ballroom’s oldest style, its most recognizable and, some would say, its most elegant. The competition includes five dances: waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, foxtrot and quickstep. All five must be danced in the “closed position,” meaning that the man and woman must remain in contact at all times—in contrast to their American Smooth counterparts, who are allowed to separate and rejoin while performing many of the same steps.

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: International Standard,” 02/13/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5EE7973468D142C28B1327E5EB692167.
MLA: “America’s Ballroom Challenge; America’s Ballroom Challenge 2008: International Standard.” 02/13/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5EE7973468D142C28B1327E5EB692167>.
APA: America’s Ballroom Challenge; America’s Ballroom Challenge 2008: International Standard. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5EE7973468D142C28B1327E5EB692167
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