The Idea

Create a dance style that helps establish Ballroom and Latin dancing as on Olympic sport. 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.

Ten Minute Pentahlon of Ballroom Dancing

Artistic Athleticism (Strength, Endurance, Versatility, and Variety): Clips from a Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep exhibition. (link).

Kinds of Help

DVDs, instruction manuals, instructors, and coaches can provide assistnace. An initial selection of some is provided below. Sample  tempos are picked to accommodate both international standard and Amerincan smooth.


Like in other 5-dance competitions, music for competitive 5-dance fusion ballroom will be selected by the organizer and make known to the performer at it is started. In or to be less subjective each dance would be evaluated numerically as is done in gymnastics, figure skating, and ice dancing. Scoring would consider balance between the three dance styles using numerical scoring for the number, complexity,  and duration of lifts, and the mix of beginning, intermediate, and advanced standard and smooth figures. Variety in the lifts, drops, and level of figures would also be scored. The highest score wins.


Instruction and Coaching

Northern Virginia:

Richard Benjamin - Couples Only

Migle Ginetyte: - Experienced couples only


Pearl Carrington - Couples Only


USISTD Dance Manuals
USISTD DVDs: Standard | Smooth
DanceVision Aerial DVDs
Ebay Swing Aerials
DanceSportEndurance - DVDs | Facebook