Parents' Guide to

Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Too much focus on fighting moms in kids' dance show.

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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Heartless Godless Abby

It a horrible display of what can happen when people like Abby believe that money is everything in the world. Clearly she doesn't know God or else she wouldn't be speaking to children the way she does. Crazy abby use some of your so called money to admit yourself into a mental hospital and the rest donate to an orphanage. All you are doing is harming these poor children. And as for the mothers you should be ashamed and locked behind bars for a very very ver long time
age 14+

Objectionable, pointless dance competition

Sexy moves, bad language and alcohol are mixed with a dance competition. The show could encourage kids to begin dancing careers, but of all the Dance Moms-related shows, this one is the most objectionable.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

From tap numbers to contemporary dances, the young people featured here are fun to watch as they take the stage and shine while doing their best to steal the spotlight. While the panel's critiques of the performances are strong and honest, they are also encouraging, and focus on helping each dancer pinpoint the areas they need to work on, while underscoring the things they do well.

Unfortunately, the show's focus on the stage moms' antics, which is a trademark of the Dance Moms reality franchise, adds a negative spin to an otherwise positive celebration of young dance talent from across the country. No doubt that dance fans will want to tune in, but you probably won't want younger viewers learning some of these adults' catty dance moves.

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