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America's Ballroom Challenge

Grand Finale (Part 5 of 5) (#305)

The top four couples compete across all four dance styles for the title of "America's Best." [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Every year thousands of dancers come to Columbus, Ohio, to compete in the world's biggest ballroom dancing competition. They represent many age groups and dance styles. They come for only one reason -- to see if they have what it takes to be the very best. For those who win their divisions -- the grand finale will be their last test. When they face off against the other division champions in a winner-take-all battle for the ultimate title of "America's Best Ballroom Couple." The series is hosted by Jasmine Guy.

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  • (Part 1 of 2) (#101)

    This exciting two-part special takes viewers onto the dance floor and behind the scenes as ballroom dancing's elite - 24 top professional ballroom dance couples from North America - go toe-to-toe, with just one team emerging as "America's Best." Marilu Henner ("Taxi," "Evening Shade," Broadway revival of Chicago) and Tony Meredith (former U.S. Professional Latin American Dance Champion) host. (Part 1 of 2) [56 minutes]

  • (Part 2 of 2) (#102)

    This exciting two-part special takes viewers onto the dance floor and behind the scenes as ballroom dancing's elite - 24 top professional ballroom dance couples from North America - go toe-to-toe, with just one team emerging as "America's Best." Marilu Henner ("Taxi," "Evening Shade," Broadway revival of Chicago) and Tony Meredith (former U.S. Professional Latin American Dance Champion) host. (Part 2 of 2) [56 minutes]

  • American Smooth (Part 1 of 5) (#201)

    Join host Marilu Henner and former Latin champion Tony Meredith as they kick off the competition with the World Professional American Smooth Championships. [56 minutes]

  • American Rhythm (Part 2 of 5) (#202)

    During the World Professional American Rhythm Championships six couples mambo, cha cha, and swing through group and solo rounds to see who will move on to the grand finale. [56 minutes]

  • International Standard (Part 3 of 5) (#203)

    Quintessential ballroom sweeps across the dance floor with classic waltzes, dramatic tangos, and lively quicksteps. [56 minutes]

  • International Latin (Part 4 of 5) (#204)

    A wild night of competition peppered with extraordinary exhibitions is sure to leave you breathless. [56 minutes]

  • Grand Finale (Part 5 of 5) (#205)

    It's the final showdown. Four champions compete across all four dance styles to see who will be named "America’s Best.' Dancers perform short and long programs highlighting both mastery of their style and the creativity to go beyond it. Plus, the best cabaret couples showcase gravity-defying artistry. [56 minutes]

  • American Smooth (Part 1 of 5) (#301)

    The contestants compete in four dances, the waltz, tango, foxtrot and Viennese waltz. [56 minutes]

  • American Rhythm (Part 2 of 5) (#302)

    Dances in this category consist of the cha cha, rumba, swing, bolero and mambo. [56 minutes]

  • International Standard (Part 3 of 5) (#303)

    The dances in this competition include waltz, tango, Viennese waltz, fox trot and quickstep. [56 minutes]

  • International Latin (Part 4 of 5) (#304)

    The couples perform five dances -- cha cha, samba, rumba, paso doble and jive. [56 minutes]

  • Episode #401

    Jean Louisa Kelly hosts a winner-take all battle for the title of "America's Best Ballroom Couple." [116 minutes]

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