A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The general message is that you don't have to be a professional dancer to enjoy dancing -- or do well on the show.
Positive Role Models
Most contestants work hard to do as well as they can on the show, and they seem to have fun doing it. People representing a variety of ages, races, and skill levels participate.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some routines (and costumes) veer into slightly sexy territory.
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Products & Purchases
The show promotes the songs of popular artists like Reba McEntire, Rihanna, Dierks Bentley, *NSYNC, etc.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's not too much here to be concerned about, aside from a little sexy dancing -- though even that pales in comparison to the sexually charged moves (and skimpy outfits) seen on other TV dance shows. The show also promotes recording artists and their brands by playing their songs, but it's not excessive by any means. The show's message and role models are solidly positive, too, promoting hard work, fun, and inclusiveness.
Is It Any Good?
In a lot of ways, Your Chance to Dance is a throwback to competition-oriented game shows of the 1970s and '80s, bringing to mind long-forgotten TV classics like Dance Fever (which tested competitors' disco skills) and Puttin' on the Hits (which put their lip-synching prowess to the test). But that retro feel is part of the problem, making the show seem woefully out of touch. Even the logo and theme song feel dated -- and it doesn't help that most of the songs contestants are dancing to haven't been on the hit lists in quite some time.
Of course, that doesn't necessarily take away from the fun; the dancers, at least, seem to be having a better than average time. But will viewers at home be equally entertained since they're not calling the shots with phoned-in votes? In the end, they might vote with their remotes.
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.