Parents' Guide to

Live to Dance

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cheesy dance contest is family-friendly but feeble.

TV CBS Reality TV 2011
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If America's Got Talent is your idea of a good time, you'll find more to like with Live to Dance, which is essentially the exact same show -- just with dance acts, different judges, and lower production values. But if you're a dance purist who prefers competitions like So You Think You Can Dance or Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew, this touchy-feely talent show might not hold as much appeal. At least in the early rounds, heart is sometimes valued too much over skill, which means that some of the acts that get through don't have what it takes to truly impress.

Oh, and that aw-shucks feedback Abdul was famous for on American Idol? Well, it's still intact here, and you'll get plenty of it -- along with Abdul's signature pipes on the show's theme song.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 4, 2011
  • Cast: Paula Abdul
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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