Parents' Guide to

Dance Your Ass Off

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Dance contest pushes overweight contenders toward health.

TV Oxygen Reality TV 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

This title has:

Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

Bad judgment

I know I'm making comments before this show has even aired, but I have no intention of allowing it to be watched in my home. I have gone out of my way to set parental controls on my TV, in the hope that I can filter out offensive material. Then my child tells me about a new show called "Dance Your A** Off". She saw an add on a "family friendly" channel and quoted it to me. What kind of fools use such crude language in the title of a show? Any program produced by people with such poor judgment will not be viewed in my home.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

A blend of The Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars (minus the stars), this dance contest tries hard to entertain. And while some viewers will watch because they find the dancers' stories inspiring, others might be tuning in to have a laugh at their expense. After all, the show goes out of its way to dress the contenders in flashy costumes that are typically unflattering (including fishnet body stockings and ultra-short shorts), so you have to wonder whether producers are milking what could be a 100% postive process for extra comedic potential.

The show also loses points for iffy renditions of popular songs like Cher's "Believe." But at least it's making an effort to help contestants (and, hopefully, viewers) get healthy in a fun, upbeat way.

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