Parents' Guide to

Dance Machine

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Amateur dancers strut their stuff for fun, cash.

TV ABC Game Shows 2008
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The series, which is hosted by TV personality Jason Kennedy, offers plenty of entertaining moments as the dancers do their best to impress the audience with their finest dance club moves. Some contestants -- especially those with a background in sports or martial arts -- actually demonstrate some real talent. But whether or not the dancers have rhythm, their obvious love of dancing makes it hard not to root for them. Also amusing are the antics of DJ Rodney, who enjoys dressing up and playing some great tunes.

It's true that winning a cash prize is likely the biggest reason that these people are willing to boogie on television -- but this show also focuses on how much fun they have doing it. Kids who like dancing or like to watch dancing will probably enjoy the show and might even be inspired to work on their own moves. While there's some very mild sexual innuendo and some extremely subtle references to homosexuality, overall the series is pretty mild and makes for family-friendly entertainment.

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