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A Guide to Dance Shows on TV

A list of television shows featuring dance. Which are your favorites?


Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

Lifetime TV dance competition and reality television series that follows young dancers and their mothers, as they participate in the competition run by Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms.

A Chance to Dance

An Ovation tv reality series from the producers of So You Think You Can Dance. Nigel Lythgoe gives UK Choreographers Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt just 28 days to create a dance company which will perform original pieces at a benefit for the Dizzy Feet Foundation. (Note: no new episodes)

Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson

A dance competition and reality television series from BET, the show "chronicles the journey of 20 aspiring dancers in an intense chance of a lifetime dance competition. From week to week, Laurieann unleashes her hottest choreography and signature tough love to give these young dancers the tools they need to take their careers to the next level." (Note: no new episodes)

Breaking Pointe

A reality television series from the CW which follows dancers from the Salt Lake City, UT ballet company Ballet West.


An ABC Family television comedy-drama starring Sutton Foster as a Las Vegas dancer who ends up living with her mother-in-law and teaching at her ballet school, which includes four dance students whose stories are also followed.

Dance Academy

An Australian television drama, seen in the U.S. on TeenNick. The story follows teenager Tara Webster, a new student at the prestigious (and fictional) National Academy of Dance in Sydney where she boards. Although primarily a ballet school, the students also learn jazz, contemporary and hip hop.

Dance Moms - Episodes, Videos, & Schedule -

Lifetime TV reality television series featuring Pittsburgh dance studio owner/choreographer Abby Lee Miller, young dancers, and their mothers, as they prepare for and participate in dance competitions.

Dancing with the Stars

An ABC television dance competition show pairing celebrities (athletes, actors and singers) with professional ballroom dancers.

So You Think You Can Dance

A FOX television dance competition which begins with the audition process in various cities and final elimination in Las Vegas. The top 20 compete in pairs with celebrity choreographers creating new dances each week.

The Dance Scene

The E! reality television series that follows choreographer Laurieann Gibson and her dancers, including Richy Jackson and Kherington Payne. (Note: no new episodes)