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Directed by  Aida Moreno
Location(s)  Columbus, OH
Network  PBS
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Country of origin  United States
First episode date  1 February 2006
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No. of seasons  4 (As of February 25, 2009)
No. of episodes  13 (As of February 25, 2009)
Executive producer(s)  Moreno/Lyons Productions
Presented by  Tony Meredith (2006–2007)
Cast  Tony Meredith, Marilu Henner, Ron Montez, Jasmine Guy, Jean Louisa Kelly

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America's Ballroom Challenge is a competitive ballroom dance television series airing on Public Broadcasting Service in the United States since 2006.


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It is part of the annual Ohio Star Ball, a festival of DanceSport in Columbus, Ohio.

Each season typically consists of competitions in five categories, with the first four categories devoted to each of the major styles of competitive ballroom dance:

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  • American Smooth: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz
  • American Rhythm: Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo
  • International Standard: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep
  • International Latin: Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive

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    The last category is a "Grand Finale" with the four champion couples competing for the title of "America's Best" dancers.

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    Season 1 (2006)

    Hosted by Marilu Henner and Tony Meredith.

    Season 2 (2007)

    Hosted by Marilu Henner and Tony Meredith.

    Season 3 (2008)

    Hosted by Jasmine Guy and Ron Montez.

    Season 4 (2009)

    Hosted by Jean Louisa Kelly and Ron Montez.

    The 2009 season (which would have aired in 2010) was not produced.

    The 2010 season (which would have aired in 2011) was not produced.

    Championship Ballroom Dancing

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    Prior to America's Ballroom Challenge, PBS was featuring Championship Ballroom Dancing, also from the Ohio Star Ball, annually since 1980. The one-show event featured the final rounds of the International Standard and International Latin Styles of the competition with exhibitions in between usually by winners from other categories not shown on broadcast.

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