Parents' Guide to

America's Ballroom Challenge

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Snipe-free dance competition is fun for all ages.

TV PBS Reality TV 2006
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America's Ballroom Challenge is both educational and entertaining for anyone who enjoys ballroom dancing. But what really makes the show worthwhile is its attempt to present ballroom dancing as something that's both accessible and fun for kids. Some of the competitive performances offer unconventional interpretations of traditional dance styles (like performing Viennese waltz steps to hip-hop music), while exhibition performances featuring kids of all ages highlight the skill, strength, and showmanship that are required to succeed in this challenging art.

That said, the series doesn't have much to offer those who aren't interested in dancing. But if you are, watching America's Ballroom Challenge is a great chance to learn a lot about dance while watching people having fun doing it.

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