Parents' Guide to

On Pointe

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Inspiring docuseries follows kids with ballet pro dreams.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Inspiring docu series for dancers

The only reason I say 7+ is because it might bore littler kids. Inspiring documentary will make you want to dance. My daughter is 12 and she loves it- no one is too old for this.

Is It Any Good?

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On Pointe is what you'd get if you mixed the 2020 Netflix documentary phenom Cheer and the 2000 movie Center Stage, but completely family-friendly and less drama-filled. Though it's aimed at a general audience, kids, tweens, and teens who are into dance (or cheer, or gymnastics, etc.) will absolutely love this fantastic docuseries. It showcases kids of all ages who are super dedicated and passionate about ballet, and all of the sacrifices they and their families have to make to pursue their dreams. The dancers are really incredible role models in showing how to work hard to achieve a goal.

While the series does follow several individual dancers throughout the year, it strikes more of a formal documentary tone, rather than going into melodramatic reality-show territory. Each episode is about 45 minutes, so young ballet fans will probably not have the stamina to watch a complete episode. Otherwise, this series is entertaining and inspiring, and great for the whole family to watch together.

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