A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series presents hip-hop dance as a positive, artistic team exercise for young people.
Positive Role Models
The dancers clearly love what they're doing and are committed to doing it well. Judges encourage them to be true to their styles, professional, and respectful. Dancers are male and female and from various racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Violence & Scariness
References to "battles" and dancers "throwing down" and "fighting it out" as metaphors for dance challenges.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Butt-shaking and pelvic thrusts are part of the choreography but are presented artistically. Lots of references to "booty" shaking. Some of the dance costumes are tight and reveal bare midriffs and underwear.
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Rare curse words ("f--k") uttered during frustrating rehearsals are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Features mixes of popular hip-hop tunes and other music genres. Hip-hop artists give guest performances during the final challenge.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this fun, energetic hip-hop dance competition promotes dance both as an art form and as a positive activity that builds leadership and team strength. The judges offer constructive criticism while commending every team for their efforts and commitment to their craft. Female dancers do sometimes wear skimpy outfits, and some of the dance moves are a bit suggestive, but it's all presented as part of the overall art form. Rare curse words are bleeped out.
Is It Any Good?
This fun, lively series offers positive messages about dance, leadership, and teamwork. Unlike in many reality competitions, the judges offer both supportive and constructive criticism about the dancers' work; they also remind the dancers -- who range from self-taught street performers to studio-trained choreographers -- to stay true to their own style and not sell out for the sake of being famous. Also inspiring is some of the behind-the-scenes footage of teammates relying on each other for both inspiration and strength.
But it's during the on-stage action that the dancers really show their love for their craft as they demonstrate the different ways that hip hop can be interpreted while having a great time doing it. While some of the dancers sport some skimpy outfits (usually showing off bare midriffs -- and sometimes underwear) and perform suggestive dance moves, this show is still an excellent example of how young people can turn to positive creative outlets for expression, self-esteem, and fun.
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