What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this wedding-themed dance show includes some somewhat suggestive dance movements, including one dance in which a skirt is ripped off -- to reveal another one underneath. In one episode, a member of the wedding party grabs her own breasts (probably to hold them stable during the dance). There's some visible drinking and bleeped swearing, but overall the content is age-appropriate for tweens and up.
What's the story?
With elaborate wedding-dance videos springing up all over sites like YouTube, it's no wonder that more and more couples are opting for a choreographed first dance at their reception. In each episode of ROCK THE RECEPTION, professional choreographers (and spouses) Napoleon and Tabitha D'Umo help two about-to-be-married couples figure out their best moves. Viewers see the rehearsal process, hear from the couples, and then see the whole number -- along with the surprised looks on the guests' faces.
Is it any good?
Rock the Reception is fun and utterly charming. Lots of the couples have sweet stories to share -- for example, one is planning their big number in honor of the groom's recently deceased mother, who loved weddings and dancing. And while the routines aren't spectacular, they're reasonably well-executed and a tribute to the D'Umos, who not only create something that's fun to watch but also that's well within these decidedly non-expert dancers' limited skills. Ultimately, it's just a fun bit of fluffy entertainment.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about why these couples would want to have a TV show at their wedding. Do you think people are getting more used to the idea of everything they do being filmed/documented in some way? What's the appeal of watching shows like this? Is it the dancing, or the look at someone else's life?