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Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to survive the auditions and be invited to Hollywood. Producers traveled to Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in search of dancers who represent the soul and rhythm of America. Some dancers wow the judges, while others leave them speechless. See who struts into the producers' hearts and who trips up on the series premiere. A fortunate 50 dancers who survive the auditions will go to Hollywood to work with five of the top choreographers in the business: Alex Da Silva, Brian Friedman, Dan Karaty, Mia Michaels and Mary Murphy. During the "Hollywood Week," the semifinalists will dance their hearts out, as they learn challenging routines and hope to impress the choreographers. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Turned it off after 15 minutes
31 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I loved this show - until this year. We turned it off after 15 minutes. The phony back-stories were bearable (mostly) when for adults, but are just plain silly for children. Furthermore, not only is the reviewer below correct, you can add the problem that this year's format will have an unhealthy appeal to the prurient interest of sick people in watching little girls gyrate like adults in their skin-tight outfits. Ballet is one thing, the hip thrusts of modern dance is quite another when done by prepubescent children. What kind of choreography can they possibly do which will not involve something like that?


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