Parents' Guide to

Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Energetic hip-hop contest is a hit for tweens and up.

TV MTV Reality TV 2008
Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

a family show!

the dancers dancing can be slightly horny, but everything else is out of this world!!!!!!!!!!!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 3+



This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (7 ):

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.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate