The Sauce

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Street dance competition has great moves, swearing.

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Positive Messages

Showcases wide range of talented dancers across the country while also breaking down some of the dance styles. Men and women are treated equally as dancers. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The judges are polite, supportive, respectful in their feedback. Dancers are committed to their craft. 


Some female dancers wear mildly revealing outfits.


Curses like "bitch," "s--t," "mother f----r," and the "N" word are audible. Some episodes feature more profanity than others. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Sauce features dance crews from different cities around America competing for a chance to go to Los Angeles and compete for a cash prize. Overall, it's positive and entertaining, but there is moderate swearing in some episodes. Curses include "bitch," "s--t," "motherf----r," and the "N" word. 

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What's the story?

Executive-produced by Usher, THE SAUCE is a traveling dance competition featuring popular viral dancers Ayleo and Mateo Bowles, aka Ayo & Teo. In each city they visit, the pair meets up with two up-and-coming street dance crews who have received some attention on social media and are known for distinct, eye-catching moves. After being assigned a specific street dance style, each group has 30 minutes to choreograph a routine that incorporates specific moves before performing it in front of Ayo, Teo, and a guest judge, including viral dance star Shiggy and rappers Blocboy JB and Lil Need. Each crew is judged on their emotional range, technique, and ability to control their movements and on how well they are able to execute the dance requirements while staying true to their own personalities. The dance crews with the most "sauce" go to Los Angeles for a chance to win $25,000. 

Is it any good?

From Brooklyn to Miami, this lively competition series features innovative street dance crews doing what they do best. It offers brief explanations of the different dance styles being featured, and with the help of simple visual effects, breaks down specific moves that are being performed. But it's more entertaining than it is informative, as the crews do their best to outshine each other with high energy and spectacular choreography. It's a competition series, but The Sauce also serves as a great showcase for the wide range of up-and-coming talent that exists across the country. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the culture surrounding street dance styles. Where do the moves they perform originate from? The dance crews on The Sauce have different styles, but did you see any similarities?

  • A lot of rap and hip-hop music has profanity. Why? Is swearing necessary for this type of music to be good? Are there rap and hip-hop performers who keep their lyrics clean? 

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