|ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|PAUSE: Know your child; some content|
may not be right for some kids.
|OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids any age.|
Parents need to know that, as reality series go, Breaking Pointe has some surprisingly positive messages for viewers, including the value of hard work, the ability to cope with adversity, and the importance of positivity. There's no shortage of interpersonal drama among the cast of dancers, who are forced to compete with their friends for coveted roles, but that doesn't preclude a fair number of moments of genuine affection between some of them as well. Because there's some language (most of it is bleeped, but some words, like "bitchy" and "pissed," aren't) and some casual drinking, this series is best for older tweens and teens, who will get the most from its positive themes. A common point of discussion for the female dancers is their quest for "perfection," which raises issues of self-image you can talk about with your tweens and teens.