American Smooth

American Smooth is a category of competition ballroom dancing that is defined by the World Dance Council and National Dance Council of America.

An American Smooth four dance round consists of the following:
Name Meter MPM Dance­Sport NDCA Pro/Am
NDCA Bronze
Slow Waltz 3/4 28-30 28-30 28-30
30-32
Tango (Ballroom) 4/4 30 30 30
30-32
Slow Foxtrot 4/4 30-34 30-32 30
32-34
Viennese Waltz 3/4 53-54 53-54 53-54
54
Other dances categorized as American Smooth, although they aren't part of the competition round, are:
Name Meter MPM Dance­Sport NDCA Pro/Am
NDCA Bronze
Peabody 4/4 60-62 60-62 60-62
60-62

Other categories of competition ballroom dancing are International Standard, International Latin and American Rhythm.

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Try It! Documentation Blog Posts

Read the music4dance blog entries about Ballroom in general and American Smooth more specifically.