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.


Fusion Ballroom demonstrates athleticism (strength, endurance) through versatility in the fusion of International Standard, International Smooth and Theatre Arts. Fusion Latin combines International Latin dances and Theatre Arts as does Line figures with picture lines and modern dance shaping can also incorporated.


Like many Olympic sports, fuson Ballroom/latin can be evaluated mostly quantitatively based on the blend of steps and figures from the different syllabi and theatre arts moves. The best dances from an evaluation perspective are an even mix of styles. Formal Standard, Smooth, and latin scoring involves adding points for figures based on their difficulty as determined by the syllabus.  Theatre arts lifts, nominally, score higher the higher the lady is lifted off the ground.

Like gymnasticsm diving, and other sports, deductions are applied for figures that are not perfect. Unlike traditional ballroom competitions where the winner is chosen based on placements in the individual dances (using the Skater’s Algorithm), the scores are added like in the gymnastics all-around competitions.

Besides figure evaluation (above) a category selection option is available for non-qualifying Olympic events.

Strawman DRAFT Rules And Forms

Category Selection Option

Guidelines for Judges
Judges Form  (word) Calculation Spreadsheet

Judges Form  (word) Calculation Spreadsheet

Note:  Averaging method for the three styles is going to change to the average of the sum of two times the lowest style plus the medium style divided by three. Balance is a key attribute of fusion dances and the new approach is a simple way to score.

Figure Evaluation Option
To Be Determined
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