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The Best Dance Competition Shows Ever Made

Updated January 13, 2021 884 votes 147 voters 8.4k views33 items

List RulesVote up the most enjoyable competitive television series where the contestants put their dance moves to the test.

The best competitive reality shows make you feel like dancing - well, the dancing competition shows, anyway. It’s almost impossible to turn on a television these days and not find a reality television program of some kind and of the most popular genres in the field is the dance competition show. These are programs made to challenge people’s skills at dancing and various other choreographed moves to see who is the best competitor of them all!

Many dance competition shows combine an amateur with a professional, which tends to make for great programming. Shows like So You Think You Can Dance? and Dancing with the Stars are two popular competitive series that show the world just how nuanced and creative dancing can be. The UK especially seems to love dance competition series, with shows like Strictly Come Dancing lasting for well over a decade.

There truly are tons of examples of this genre, but not all dancing competition shows are as good as the moves seen on screen. There’s so much to choose from, but there are a few series that are considerably better than others thanks to the intense competition found in each episode. This list highlights the very television best dance competitions so don't forget to vote up your favorite while you’re here.

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    World of Dance

    Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jennifer Lopez
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    So You Think You Can Dance

    Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe

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    America's Best Dance Crew

    Mario Lopez, Layla Kayleigh

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    #33 of 50 The Best MTV Original Shows#29 of 32 The Reality Shows You Would Most Want to Win

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    Dancing with the Stars

    Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba

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    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

    Abby Lee Miller, Richy Jackson
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    Legendary

    Megan Thee Stallion, Law Roach

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    The Masked Dancer

    Craig Robinson, Ken Jeong

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    Live to Dance

    Paula Abdul
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    Dance, Dance, Dance

    Alesha Dixon, Will Best
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    Bring It!

    Dianna Williams, Camryn Harris
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    Got to Dance

    Adam Garcia, Kimberly Wyatt
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    Disney Fam Jam

    Ariel Martin, Trevor Tordjman
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    Dance Party USA

    Dave Raymond
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    11
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    Strictly Dance Fever

    Pooja Shah, Erin Boag
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    Strictly Come Dancing

    Tess Daly, Bruce Forsyth

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    Bailando Kids

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    Floored

    Liza Koshy, Will 'Wildabeast' Adams
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    The Sauce

    Ayo & Teo, Usher Raymond
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    Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann

    Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli
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    Dancing on Wheels

    Caroline Flack, Martin Offiah
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    Move Like Michael Jackson

    Jermaine Jackson, Jamelia
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    Superstars of Dance

    Susie Castillo, Michael Flatley
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    10
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    Alesha's Streetdance Stars

    Alesha Dixon
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    U Can Dance

    Iya Villania, Derek Ramsay
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    Eurovision Dance Contest

    Graham Norton, Claudia Winkleman