PBS' Championship Ballroom Dancing Is Back

Reprinted from PBS.org

The creators of the long-running PBS hit series Championship Ballroom Dancing are back with an exhilarating new prime time special that takes viewers onto the dance floor and behind the scenes as ballroom dancing's elite go toe-to-toe to compete for the title of "America's Best." Hosted by Marilu Henner (Taxi, Evening Shade) and Tony Meredith (Former U.S. Professional Latin American Dance Champion), America's Ballroom Challenge shines a spotlight on 24 world-class couples as they attempt to cha-cha, samba, waltz, and tango their way to the top.

America's Ballroom Challenge is the first program to feature all four major styles of competitive ballroom dancing: American Rhythm, American Smooth, International Latin and International Standard. Twenty-four couples ? six in each of the four dance categories ? competed first in group dances, with an international panel of judges ranking their performances.

After the group dances, the top three couples in each category advanced to "The Finals," where each couple performed a solo showdance, vying to be named champion of their dance style. Finally, the winning couples in each of the four categories competed across dance styles in a "Best of Show" grand finale to determine the overall winner ? "America's Best."

Part One - "The Trials" airs Wednesday, February 1st
Part Two - "The Finals" airs Wednesday, February 8th

Check local tv listings for channels and times.