Dancing with Myself
Dancing with Myself
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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dancing with Myself is a family-friendly dance-themed game show. It features occasional mild innuendo that will fly over kids' heads, and some bickering designed to be entertaining. But the overall show is overwhelmingly positive and celebrates dance and dancers from all walks of life and of all sizes and levels of talent.
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What's the Story?
Hosted by Camille Kosteck, DANCING WITH MYSELF is a game show featuring folks putting their dance moves to the test for a chance to win $25,000. Each episode features people from all walks of life who must quickly learn high-energy dance moves to perform in front of the audience from their individual pods. A celebrity panel of "creators" -- Shakira, Nick Jonas, and Liza Koshy -- share their thoughts about each performance. Then the studio audience chooses the top dancers, who get to move on to the next round. After six rounds, the studio audience chooses the winner, who takes home the cash prize and the title of "Best Dancer of the Night."
Is It Any Good?
The energetic series takes advantage of the viral video craze made possible by media outlets like YouTube and TikTok. Part of its draw are the celebrity breakdowns of the featured dance moves, which are designed to help at-home audiences learn the steps, dance along, and even post videos of themselves on the show's website to be featured in a future episode. But much of the show's entertainment value comes from the dancers, who range from well-known online celebrities to people who just like to bust a move in their own living room, strutting their stuff with their unique flair. Granted, someone wins some cash at the end, but the positive reinforcement all the dancers receive from the creators and the studio audience gives everyone a chance to feel like a winner. If you're looking for a lighthearted game show that has the potential of getting you off your sofa, Dancing with Myself is a great viewing option.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about dance. How has social media like TikTok and YouTube changed how dancers perform? What about getting discovered? Are these changes positive ones?
What message does Dancing with Myself send about who can dance? Are you surprised by the dancers you see here? If you had the opportunity, would you be willing to compete on the show?
- Premiere date: May 31, 2022
- Cast: Shakira, Nick Jonas, Liza Koshy, Camille Kosteck
- Network: NBC
- Genre: Game Shows
- Topics: Arts and Dance
- Character Strengths: Perseverance, Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: December 3, 2022
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