America's Ballroom Challenge
An exciting 3-part series that brings together the nation's top ballroom dancers to compete for the title of "America's Best." Hosted by former US dance champions Mary Murphy and Tony Meredith, it features all four major styles of competitive ballroom dancing. After a winning couple is crowned in each of the four styles, the four champions compete across dance styles in a "Best of Show" Grand Finale to determine a single winner.
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.