A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Sends the message that even if you don't think you can succeed, there are benefits to trying your best. What's more, it's never to late to pursue a dream or start a new hobby. On the downside, there's some jealousy and rivalry among the competitors.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some noticeable sexual tension among the dancers, and some sexual innuendo/ogling.
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Products & Purchases
Maybelline is a sponsor and gets multiple plugs per episode.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality show follows a group of aspiring female dancers competing for a professional contract. While the show is mostly fine for tweens, there's a bit of forced sexual tension in at least one episode when the male dance partners are introduced, as well as some sexual innuendo from the contestants when they're interviewed on camera, confessional-style.
Is It Any Good?
Since this is reality TV, it's not surprising that the women develop rivalries and jealous feelings when it seems like one of them is getting more attention from their partner than the others. And as in Dancing with the Stars, explosive onstage moves and pretty costumes turn each episode of Dirty Dancing into extreme eye candy for fans of the performing arts. It's all sorts of reality fun rolled in one: makeovers, competition, and some sexual tension. While the latter might turn some parents off, Dirty Dancing is ultimately fine fare for tweens and older, especially those who appreciate the performing arts.
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