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, height and duration of lifts, and the mix of basic syllabus and advanced figures. Variety in the lifts, drops, and choregraphy is also evaluated. Like in many Olympic events, highest score wins.