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America’s Ballroom Challenge

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Preview Ballroom is back! Twenty-five pairs. Three prime-time hours. One champion couple.

Watch Fridays, April 24 - May 8, 2015 at 9pm on WMHT TV.

This three-part series, hosted by former U.S dance champions Mary Murphy and Tony Meredith, features all four major styles of competitive ballroom dancing: American Smooth, American Rhythm, International Standard and International Latin. In addition to 25 world-class couples competing to be named “America’s Best,” the series includes backstage footage of the couples preparing for competition; exhibitions featuring other top couples in each style of dance, from children to Pro-Am champions; and behind-the-scenes looks at different aspects of the world of ballroom dancing, from music to hairstyles.

Episode 1 | Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9pm
The finalists in the American Smooth and American Rhythm divisions compete first as a group, performing steps like the waltz, tango, cha cha and mambo, then perform one show-stopping solo each.

Episode 2 | Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9pm
Enjoy the flowing ball gowns and graceful waltzes of the International Standard style, followed by the suggestive costumes and sizzling steps of the International Latin division.

Episode 3 | Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9pm
The winning couples in the four divisions of ballroom compete across dance styles in the Grand Finale.