I hope so too! Once the website is updated, I'll post the link and forum members can share updates with their friends and communities. There are some really great dances this year, and even though I've watched the cuts like 15 times already, I still think they're great and very exciting!
If only PBS had the advertising muscle of Dancing with the Stars...the dancing on America's Ballroom Challenge is so infinitely better!
There's a lot of talent in the amateur dance ranks (an underused, interested, and willing capability that the dance organizations, chains, studios, teachers could take greater advantage) - and you can access some for them through this forum . . . you've done a great job by engaging the dance community so far (soliciting review of your writing is a good example) - - - mobilize your troops!
It's hard to find an 'amateur' community so full of 'professionals'!
PBS has moved posted more information: Second season premieres on Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 8pm (check local listings) America’s Ballroom Challenge second season premieres on:
Episode 1: January 31, 2007
Episode 2: February 7, 2007
Episode 3: February 14, 2007
Episode 4: February 21, 2007
Episode 5: February 28, 2007
KCET-DC is showing last years' again - Part I (Jan 16, 17), Part II Jan (23, 24)
I'll be at the DWTS tour. I'll have to get someone to tape it. I'm SO looking forward to it this year - I was there when they filmed it both years, but it was awesome seeing it on TV as well because you get angles and views that you can't see sitting in a chair on the other side of the floor.
I can't wait to see Ben and Shalene's exhibitions again - their final one had me in tears, it was so pretty. Yes, I know I'm a loser. But whatever. I'm still so excited about seeing it! I'll definetely have someone tape it - last year, we recorded all the episodes and put them on DVD. I'm so happy it's 5 hours this year!
To answer the earlier question, all of the showdances from all of the six professional finalists will be shown on their respective hour of programming (hour 1=smooth, hour 2=rhythm, hour 3=standard, hour 4=latin), and then the winners from those divisions perform 2 showdances a piece in hour 5. Lots of pro/am and youth exhibitions are sprinkled throughout as well. My favorite is the Gekhman robot showdance, which will be on hour 5.
Hour 1, Jan 31, Smooth
Hour 2 Feb 7, Rhythm
Hour 3 Feb 14, Standard
Hour 4 Feb 21, Latin
Hour 5 Feb 28, Cross-division finale.
Please please please publicize the show as widely as you can! Send people to the website, or go to the resources section and scroll down to the bottom of the page for some print outs, posters, and press releases