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Superstars of Dance 

A competition featuring masters of dance genres from Ireland, India, USA, Argentina, China, Russia, South Africa and Australia. Each team is comprised of two soloists, one duo and a larger ... See full summary »
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Michael Flatley Michael Flatley ...  Himself - Host 5 episodes, 2009
Susie Castillo ...  Herself - Co-Host 5 episodes, 2009
Tony Selznick Tony Selznick ...  Himself - Judge 5 episodes, 2009
Joe Cipriano ...  Himself - Announcer 5 episodes, 2009
Daire Nolan Daire Nolan ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2009
Leonardo Barrionuevo Leonardo Barrionuevo ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2009
Henry Byalikov Henry Byalikov ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2009
Victor da Silva ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2009
Bernadette Flynn Bernadette Flynn ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2009
Robert Muraine Robert Muraine ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2009
Damien O'Kane Damien O'Kane ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2009
Giselle Peacock Giselle Peacock ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2009
Marguerite Pomerhn Derricks ...  Herself - Choreographer 5 episodes, 2009
Steven T Stanton ...  Groovaloos / ... 5 episodes, 2009
Maria Pogee Maria Pogee ...  Herself - Judge 4 episodes, 2009
Kelley Abbey ...  Herself - Judge 4 episodes, 2009
Harold Van Buuren Harold Van Buuren ...  Himself - Judge 4 episodes, 2009
Mikhail Smirnov Mikhail Smirnov ...  Himself - Judge 4 episodes, 2009
Master Haiyang Wang Master Haiyang Wang ...  Himself - Judge 4 episodes, 2009
Georgia Ambarian Georgia Ambarian ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2009
Amrapali Ambegaokar ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2009
Carolina Cerisola Carolina Cerisola ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2009
Jason Gilkison ...  Himself - Choreographer 4 episodes, 2009
Maria Kochetkova Maria Kochetkova ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2009
Pasha Kovalev ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2009
Eric Luna Eric Luna ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2009
Reed Luplau Reed Luplau ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2009
Mamela Nyamza Mamela Nyamza ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2009
Mythili Prakash Mythili Prakash ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2009
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A competition featuring masters of dance genres from Ireland, India, USA, Argentina, China, Russia, South Africa and Australia. Each team is comprised of two soloists, one duo and a larger group, all representing their country's best known dance forms. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

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4 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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If Only for the Dancing
5 January 2009 | by john_repedeSee all my reviews

Wow, I am about halfway through the second show and I can barely watch it, which is a shame because the dancing is rather good - at least what you can see of it. Where to begin? First, while there is plenty of good dancing, since when did Kung Fu become a form of dance? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching Shaolin monks perform some of the most complex and difficult martial arts moves on Earth, but on a show that features ballroom dancing?

Which brings me to my second point. What is with the rating system? How the Hell can you compare clogging/tap dancing to traditional South African dance? There is no rhyme or reason to the scoring system other than it being a 1 to 10 scale and the judges are atrocious. They seem to have no concept of multi-cultural dance and can't score anyone lower than a 7 or higher than a 9. The whole concept of this show being a contest to see what country has the best dancers in the World is laughable at best.

Let me indulge you a little further with my third point, the directing/cinematography. When the camera comes around front of the dancers the flood lights on the back of the stage at stage level wave around and shine directly into the camera making it impossible to see parts of the dance. Then they do a sweeping view from in the audience and you are so far from the stage while the camera is moving that you miss even more of the dances. One point that sticks out in my head is on the second show the duet from Australia was performing a lift where the girl was above the guy's head horizontally, or at least I think horizontally but I wasn't really sure because the camera angle was so horrific.

The only reason I rated this show a 5 out of 10 is because the main point of the show is to showcase dance from around the globe. The dancing (from what you can see) is intriguing and captivating, it is such a shame that the show is trivialized by some phony competition when it solely could be about dance. Also, I do have to give props to Michael Flatley as host, he is genuinely a gracious host.

To sum all of this up, good idea, poorly executed. I don't know what is more appalling, the format of the show or the fact that it doesn't surprise me that NBC would put such a show on TV. What is this country coming to?


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