The Idea


Create a dance style that helps establish Ballroom and Latin dancing as Olympic sports. Blend International Standard, American Smooth, and Theatre Arts in back-to-back Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and Quickstep dances to generate excitement in artistic athleticism. We hope adept dancers from all divisions put together some really fantastic combinations and fusion Pentathlon Ballroom and fusion Pentathlon Latin become regular new dance competitions.

Sample Dances


Senior E Pro-Am Dances - (DC Dance Challenge and Showcase (Arlington, VA) Ballroom Competition, October 8, 2017

❶- Danced back-to-back

   
Throwaway Waltz
Fish Lift Tango
around the back Viennese Waltz
Layout
Foxtrot
Open Quickstep
Quickstep

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Throwaway

How It Works

Performers blend International Standard, American Smooth, and Theatre Arts in back-to-back Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, and Quickstep. In one style of competitions, each dance is scored numerically by the judges considering the balance between the three dance styles, the number, complexity, and duration of lifts, and the mix of basic syllabus and advanced figures. Variety in the lifts, drops, and choreography is also evaluated. Like in many Olympic events, highest score wins.

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