America's Ballroom Challenge
Every year thousands of dancers converge on Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the world's largest ballroom dancing competition. They represent many age groups, dance styles and levels of competition, but they all have the same goal: to be the best they can be. They'll compete for titles in four divisions, then those champions will face off against each other for the title "America's Best." Hosted by Marilu Henner.
America's Ballroom Challenge Previous Broadcasts
American Rhythm (Episode #302)
KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 29, 2011 -- 6:00 PM
Thousands of dancers converge on Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the world's largest ballroom dancing competition. Competitors will tango their way through four major dance styles -- American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Latin and International Standard -- to see who's got the best overall rhythm. The five-part series will take viewers onto the dance floor and behind the scenes as ballroom dancing's elite go toe-to-toe for the title of "America's Best." Episode two has the dancers competing in the "American Rhythm" category.
American Smooth (Episode #301)
KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 8, 2011 -- 6:00 PM
Dancers compete in the American Smooth division. Adapted from the traditional standard dances of Europe, American Smooth includes four dances: waltz, tango, foxtrot and Viennese waltz. At the end of the episode, the judges will announce the winners in this category.