Over the years, competitive talent shows like American Idol and America’s Got Talent have become wildly popular. Their dance counterparts have also seen a steady growth and continue to be some of the most-watched shows on television. In this post, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular dance tv shows around.
America’s Best Dance Crew
Often abbreviated to ABDC, this show premiered in 2008 and has had 8 seasons so far. In this show, hip hop dance crews perform different numbers each week in the hopes of winning a grand prize. ABDC is produced by Randy Jackson, hosted by Mario Lopez, and was judged by T-Pain, Teyana Taylor, and Frankie Grande in its most recent season.
Dancing with the Stars
Dancing with the Stars is the American version of a British show called Strictly Come Dancing. In this show, celebrities are coupled with a professional dancer who acts as their partner throughout the competition. Each week, every pair has to perform a dance in an attempt to gain high scores from the judges and votes from the audience. This is one of the longest-running dance shows out - it’s had 26 seasons and just got renewed for a 27th.
So You Think You Can Dance
SYTYCD is a smashing success of a dance show. Premiering in July of 2005, this show became the #1 highest rated show on television by the end of the summer. Dancers trained in a variety of styles audition and compete for judges’ scores and audience votes. Each week presents a new style which the dancers have to try and master before they perform at the end of the week. So You Think You Can Dance has aired in 37 countries so far.
World of Dance
Premiering in May 2017, World of Dance is the newest show on our list. Produced and judged by Jennifer Lopez, this show features dancers of any style (including solos, small groups, and large groups,) competing for the grand prize of $1 Million USD. Judges include Ne-Yo and Derek Hough, who’s best known for his work as one of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars.
If you’re just starting out in dance, have danced for a lifetime, or haven’t danced at all, check out these shows and see what you think. If you’ve got any further questions related to dancewear, feel free to reach out and let us know.