A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Shows people working very hard for their goals. Competition is a big part of the show; some dancers handle that aspect professionally, while others seem very immature and catty.
Violence & Scariness
Some verbal attacks and angry encounters.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Discussion of dating issues, including some references to sex. Some dance moves are very sexually suggestive. Dancers often wear very little.
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Lots of cursing. Some words are bleeped, but others, like "bitch," "p---y," and "ass" aren't.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of clothing labels and L.A. storefronts visible: Calvin Klein underwear band peeking out of a guy's pants, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Radio Shack, Abercrombie and Fitch, high-end cars.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some social drinking possible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this glossy MTV reality show focuses on six young dancers looking for work in Los Angeles. The performers often wear revealing clothing and perform moves that are beautiful, athletic, and -- in many cases -- sexually suggestive. In typical reality-show fashion, the show's attention to the dancers' personal lives often hones in on conflict and makes the most of emotional scenes. Dancers are sometimes portrayed as jealous, pretentious, catty, and rude. Expletives are used regularly, and only some are bleeped.
Is It Any Good?
Dancelife isn't just another reality show in a sea of plenty -- Lopez's involvement (she appears onscreen regularly) brings the series into the spotlight. Often accompanied by husband Marc Anthony, J-Lo shares her street-smart wisdom with the aspiring dancers -- she empathizes with them, having started out in their place. Viewers watch as she judges dancers' looks and abilities, getting a peek into not just show business, but J-Lo's business.
Aspiring dancers, actors, and others hoping for a shot in show business will recognize and appreciate the challenges that these performers face. For the rest of us, Dancelife offers a superficial guilty pleasure with celebs and eye candy galore.
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